JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Leora Gornatti 

Leora Gornatti, 88, of Herrin died March 2, 1999, at 
Marion Memorial Hospital. She worked at Woodway Store 
in Benton and was owner and operator of the Heights Food 
Shop in Herrin.

She was born in Jefferson County on February 21, 1911, a 
daughter of Edgar Ovid and Ada Cole.  She married Frank 
Henry Gornatti, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Gornatti is survived by one daughter, Mary Katherine 
Kucharik and husband Tom of Herrin; 2 granddaughters, 
Amy L. Kucharik of Carbondale and Laura L. Kucharik of Decatur; 
3 sisters, Gladys Book of Tulsa, OK; LaVerne Donahoe and husband 
Ed of Waterloo, Iowa, and Evelyn Laur and husband Robert of Ina.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters, Shirley Richards 
and Viola Taylor.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in 
Herrin with the Rev. John F. Seibert officiating.  Burial will be 
in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Herrin.  Friends may call from 
6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin.  

She was a deacon of the first Presbyterian Church and was a member 
of the Westminster Circle.
 
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