Delores LaVonne White, 72, of Rochelle, IL passed away on November 14, 2022. Delores was born on December 17, 1949 in Oregon, IL to Harold Harmon and Zada (Ware) Hitchcock. She had a lifelong passion in supporting special needs and disadvantaged children, working as a social worker and employed by Franklin Center School District, Lutheran Social Services at Nachusa, and Focus House prior to her retirement. Her hobbies included gardening and decorative home crafts.
Delores is survived by her children, Jay (Carolyn) Vivian of Shawnee, KS, John Vivian of Alexandra, VA and Jennifer Vivian of Ashton, IL; Grandchildren, Jacob (Ashley) Kaecker, Colin Kaecker, Andrew Vivian, Hope Kaecker, Claire Vivian, Grace Vivian, Mark Vivian, and Adam Vivian; Siblings, Jamie Thomas Harmon of Amboy, Charles Harmon of Chicago and Alice (Leroy) Dukes of Amboy; Half-sisters, Zada (Gary) Bailey of Mt. Morris and Cathy Bemus of Oregon; as well as a foster brother, John (Diane) Nicholson of Franklin Grove.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Zada; Foster parents, Fred (Bud) and Barbara Nicholson; Foster brother, Mike Greeves; Foster sister, Betty Beales; as well as brothers, George, Jack, and Harold Harmon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Delores’ name may be made to Foundation for Focus House, Rochelle.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.