Ione J. E. O’Connor

April 3, 1925 — May 5, 2016

Ione passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 91. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. She was born April 3, 1925, in Waukesha, to the late William and Clara (nee Rupp) Buchs. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1943. She married Edward J. O’Connor on Oct. 18, 1947. Besides being a loving mother, she worked at Super Valu, Robedeaux Realty, owned her own business O’Connor’s Floral and waitressed until she was 70 at Zorba’s Restaurant.

She is survived by her children Dale, Delbert, Dean, Barbara (Randy) Rebro, Debra (John) Chavez, Kathryn (Elroy II) Andrus, Lynn (George Martinez) O’Connor, Denise, and Julie O’Connor; grandchildren John Chavez, Kelly (David) Gromowski, Kyla (Nick) Sanders, Elroy III (Nicole), Cullen Andrus, Jill (Luke) Strand, Jared and Julia Martinez, Sadie, and Carly O’Connor; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Shirley (John) Roder, and good friend James Zahourek. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her parents William and Clara Buchs; sister Dorothy Cepauskas, and brothers Edward, Harold, Bryon, and Kenneth.

A special thank-you to all our friends, co-workers, and those who showed concern for our mother.

Thank you for being there Linda Buchs, Janet Anderson, and Nancy Brull.

Thank you to nurse Allison for your special care. Thank you to The Caring Place for taking good care of our mother.

She will always be remembered for her kind and loving heart.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 10 at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road, Waukesha (Corner of highways J and JJ) from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 6:00 p.m.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Bluemound Road at Highway J (262) 549-0659 Obit — Condolences — Directions: www.churchandchapel.com.