Official Obituary of

Verlabee Sokol

March 19, 2024

Verlabee Sokol Obituary

Verlabee Sokol, a beloved matriarch, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2024 at the age of
89 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 07,1934 in DuQuoin, IL to Alfred
and Gleda Moutrey.
Throughout her life, Verlabee embodied strength, kindness, and grace. She was a pillar of
strength for her family. Verlabee had an undeniable love for her family, cherishing every moment
spent with her children Anthony (Lori), Angelo, Naomi (Phil), grandchildren Holly, Scott, Jefferey,
Christopher, Garrett, Andjelko (Jr), Kathiane, Steven, Stephanie, Samantha, Melissa, Nicholas,
Amanda and great-grandchildren Emma, Matthew, Derrick, McCann, Marin, Layla, Michael,
Liam, Zane & Zoey. Verlabee is also survived by her brother Richard (Pat). Verlabee was
preceded in death by her mother, father, sisters Betty and Emily, brothers Al and Jerry, son
David, grandson Brian and her one true love Lenoard.
Verlabee’s zest for life was matched only by her unwavering joy in the company of others,
where her warmth and kindness radiated. Her hobbies which she did so with love and
boundless enthusiasm included Sunday Church services, Lake Opeka gatherings, volunteering
with the local Police Department & hospital gift shop, watching the Barefoot Hawaiian Dancers
at the park, riding the Ferris wheel at the local carnivals, and eating all her favorite delicious
meals like Barnaby’s pizza, & Portillos strawberry short cake dessert.
In addition to her family, Verlabee touched the lives of many through her generosity and
compassion. She was known for her warm smile, gentle spirit, and willingness to help others in
Verlabee leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will continue to inspire all who had
the privilege of knowing her. While her physical presence will be deeply missed, her spirit will
live on in the hearts of those she touched.
A funeral service to celebrate Verlabee’s life will be held on March 22, 2024, in Park Ridge, IL.
May Verlabee’s soul rest in eternal peace, and may her memory be a blessing to us all.

A visitation will be held Friday March 22 3:00pm- 8:00pm at Cooney Funeral Home located at 625 Busse Hwy. in Park Ridge. Interment Private. For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit 

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March 22, 2024

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cooney Funeral Home
625 Busse Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068


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