Died: July 23, 2017
Graveside Service: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00am
St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL
Josephine (Josie) McLanis, age 94, passed away July 23, 2017 in Salt Lake City. She was born to Stella (Drwenska) and Thomas Ejchast in Chicago, IL. She was one of 13 children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony and all her siblings.
After retiring in Chicago, Josie moved to Salt Lake close to her daughter and grandchildren. Together they had many grand adventures. She shared her love of crafting, card games and jigsaw puzzles. She also served 10 years as a Salt Lake County Senior Companion and enjoyed the people she visited. Josie was an avid baseball fan and happy to have lived long enough to see the Chicago Cubs win a World Series. Josie was grateful for the friendship of the “girls” at Highland Clove, her exercise buddies at the Murray Rec Silver Sneakers and the community parish of St. Vincent’s DePaul.
She is survived by son, Frank McLanis (Karen Dally); daughter, Stella Narajowski (Henry); granddaughter, Debbie Kessler (Scott); grandsons, David Narajowski (Megan Cushing) and Daniel Narajowski; and four great-grandchildren, Sara, Madeleine, Adam and Jacqueline.
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