Annette DeSpain Miley, 74, of Oak Park, died on June 19, 2020 at her home, surrounded by family after a two-year battle with cancer. Born on April 29, 1946 in Burlington, Iowa to Ralph and Maxine (McClure) DeSpain, she graduated from New London High School in 1964 and from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1968. She served as director of Oak Leyden Developmental Services for intellectually disabled adults in Oak Park until 2001, then worked as assistant financial aid director for North Park University until her retirement in 2018.
Annette was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law, Gerald Hopson. She is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey Miley (Lauren Reeves) and Jason (Jessica) Miley, and one granddaughter, Cassandra, two sisters, Sonja Hopson and Rita (Charles) Smith, and seven nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday July 26 at Peterson-Bassi Chapels, 6938 W. North Ave. in Chicago. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Annette’s life.
Flowers and condolences may be sent to Peterson-Bassi for the service. In accordance with her wishes, memorials have been established for St. Jude, PAWS and the American Cancer Society.