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Obituary for Beth L. McClory

Beth L. McClory (nee Bloemke) age 80, of Sleepy Hollow, passed away on Friday morning, July 7, 2023, at JourneyCare Hospice at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago surrounded by family.

Beth was born in Elgin on January 3, 1943, and was one of five children born to the late Glenn and Ruth (nee Mackert) Bloemke.

On November 27, 1982, she married her husband James Emmett McClory. Jim preceded Beth in death on May 8, 2013, after 32 years of marriage.

Beth was a lifelong resident of the Elgin / Sleepy Hollow area and a longtime faithful member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Dundee. For over 30 years, Beth was a dedicated, loyal, and faithful employee of Senior Services Associates in Elgin and currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer.

Survivors include her three daughters: Melissa (Bruce Burke) Chamberlain, Vanessa Chamberlain, and Christine (Mark) Walden; her four step children: Jim, Jodi, Jill, and Jon McClory; her grandchildren: Christian, Austin, Mikayla, Emma, and Kiernan; and her six Step Grandchildren.

Other survivors include her three sisters: Mary Bloemke (David “ROCKET” Whittrock), Kathy (Richard) Stiltner, and Lynne (Doug) Krueger, as well as her nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good and faithful friends. In addition to her parents, and her husband, Beth was preceded in death by her brother Thomas Glenn Bloemke on April 18, 2018.

Family and friends will gather for funeral services on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church 310 E. Main Street in East Dundee with Rev. William P. Yonker, Senior Pastor officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held at Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee is assisting the family with all arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit for information, please call 847-426-3436