Claire N. Thran, 72, of Oak Park, formerly of Joliet, died on Oct. 31, 2016. She was an expert seamstress, enjoyed crocheting and making quilts, was a lover of felines, and deeply committed to her faith.  

Claire is survived by her son, Michael (Ellen); her grandchildren, William and Grace; her brothers, Paul (Kathy) and Michael (Sara); and her nieces Emma, Michelle and Mimi.  

A memorial service will be held on Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 655 Springfield Ave. in Joliet. Additional information is available at 815-725-8621.  

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