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Valenia J. "Val" Draus

Born: 1957     Died: 2017

Valenia J.

Valenia J. “Val” Draus nee Artis. Age 59. Suddenly. Loving mother of Rebecca Moss, Dallas Artis and Valenia Artis. Dear daughter of Margaret (late William) Artis. Loving sister of Charles Artis, Debbie (Michael) Lane and Dale Artis. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Resting at The Brady-Gill Funeral Home 16600 S. Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park where services will be held Wednesday 1:00 P.M. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Employee of The Penny Saver for over 30 years. In lieu of flowers donations to the Dallas and Valenia Artis Educational Fund appreciated. 708-614-9900 or


June 28, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park


June 28, 2017
Services 1:00 p.m.
Brady-Gill Funeral Home Tinley Park, IL

Final Disposition:

Good Shepherd Cemetery
Orland Park, IL



Debbie Lane 06-29-2017 08:02

I love you dear sister. It had been awhile since we video chatted and I miss you so much. My thoughts are with my Chicago family as I had to return to Ohio. It broke my heart to leave the others. You were /are still a beautiful woman. Very strong. love you so much .you will always be in my heart.

Keloryn Putnam 06-28-2017 22:15

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Val was an amazing and loving mom and woman. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

Laura Slagter 06-28-2017 07:42

My heartfelt thoughts are with you all. Val was a kind, generous, and caring individual who always put others first. We met when I worked at TCF Bank and she was at the Daily Southtown, she was my favorite sales rep. We became friends and I enjoyed hearing about her family growing up, and how proud she was of everyone. She will be missed dearly.

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Carla Ellis 06-27-2017 22:04

I am sorry that I cannot be there. My heart goes out to all family and friends of Val. She was the most head strong, determined, unselfish, and loving person that I have ever known. I thank her for instigating our shenanigans when we were younger. RIP, until we meet again.

Tom Costello 06-27-2017 18:38

Rebecca, my heart is with you.

Linda Copeland Kozel 06-27-2017 16:50

Becky, it's been many years since I saw Val, but have many fun memories of the time I lived in the suburbs and worked at the Penny Saver.
You were a teen aged the last time I was around. I was lucky enough to have Val and Liz McKee stand up with me in my wedding.
I'm sending you prayers and a big hug. Take time to remember your mom everyday because she is only as far has your heart.


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