We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell

Claudia M. Vani

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We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell

Claudia M. Vani

A funeral will be held Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 for 59-year-old Claudia M. Vani of Farmington, formerly of Kaskaskia, Illinois, who died Saturday, January 10th at her residence.

She was born May 12th, 1949 in Kaskaskia, Illinois, the daughter of the late Claude M. Picou and Julia (Layton) Picou, who survives in Kaskaskia, Illinois.

She married Joseph A. Vani on November 25th, 1972. He survives in Farmington.

She is also survived by two daughters and a son in law: Julia and Mike Long of Murphysboro, Illinois and Anna Vani of St. Louis; seven brothers and four sisters in law: David Picou of Kaskaskia, Illinois, Leo and Amy Picou of White Hall, Illinois, Ben Picou of Chester, Illinois, Ed Picou of Kaskaskia, Illinois, Dan and Yolanda Picou of Galatia, Illinois, Ted and Tanis Picou of Kaskaskia, Illinois, and Peter and Mona Picou of Kaskaskia, Illinois; a sister and her special friend: Toni Picou and Steve Barber of Marissa, Illinois; a brother in law: Raymond Martin of Carbondale, Illinois and a grandchild, Amelia Long.

She was also preceded in death by a brother: Tim Picou; and a sister, Christina Martin.

She was a 1967 graduate of Chester High School and graduated from SIU-Carbondale with a B.S. in education in 1972.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 13th at the Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve.

A funeral for 59-year-old Claudia M. Vani of Farmington, formerly of Kaskaskia, Illinois, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 14th at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kaskaskia, Illinois. The Rev. Richard Kasznel will officiate.

Burial will be in the Kaskaskia Cemetery in Kaskaskia, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to BJC Hospice.