Alice Helene Cichon Westrick, 88, of Taylorville, IL died at 4:00 am, Monday, May 27, 2013 at her residence.

She was born April 13, 1925 in Berwyn, IL, the daughter of Walter and Frances Brodnicki Cichon.  George and Alice met on May 17, 1942 and on April 3, 1948 she married George Alfred Westrick in St. Odilo’s Catholic Church in Berwyn, IL.  Mrs. Westrick was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and was a 63 year member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  She was a co-founder of St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (now Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary), she was on the Auxiliary Board from its inception in 1955 until 5 years ago, a member of the St.Vincent Memorial Hospital Lay Board, she was involved with the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Bazaars from their inception, received the Clementine Zerr Award in 1993.  Mrs. Westrick was a concert pianist in Chicago before coming to Taylorville 65 years ago.

Surviving are her husband: George Westrick of Taylorville; Son: Tom Westrick and wife Carol of Springfield; Daughters: Dr. Mary Alice Westrick and husband Dr. Thomas Gonwa of Jacksonville, FL, and Barbara Anne Westrick of Taylorville.  Grandchildren: Claire Gonwa of Nashville, TN, Charlotte Gonwa of Philadelphia, PA, Matthew White and wife Christina of O’Fallon, MO, Michael Westrick White and wife Joanna of Jacksonville, FL, Anne Ackerson and husband Brian of Omaha, NE, Nicole Westrick of Glendale, CA, and Michelle Westrick of Springfield, IL;  Great Grandchildren: David White, Audrey White and George White all of O’Fallon, MO, Katherine White and Andrew Westrick White of Jacksonville, FL, Lauren Ackerson, Adam Ackerson and Mary Helene Ackerson all of Omaha, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Leonard Cichon.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, May 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church with Father Alan Hunter officiating.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 West Adams, Taylorville, IL. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to: Memorial Hospice Sharing Wishes Fund, 720 N. Bond, Springfield, IL  62704; Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, 115 E. Pleasant, Taylorville, IL or St. Mary’s Catholic School, P.O. Box 470, Taylorville, IL  62568-0470.

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