Vater Fite, Granddaughter Of Slave And Aunt Of Former Maywood Mayor, Dies At 104

Friday, January 25, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Vater Fite celebrating her 104th birthday. | Photo submitted to the Sun-Times

Vater Fite — an intrepid renaissance woman who was the matriarch of an immediate family that includes a state representative and an NBA player, and the aunt of a Maywood mayor — died in Aurora on Jan. 17 at 104.

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A Giant of a Man: Maywood Gives Final Salute to WWII Vet, Community Leader Leon Conner

Members of the Military Salute Cremation Society of Illinois pay tribute to the late Leon Conner, 96, during his memorial service last Saturday, October 18th. Below, left, a member of the John H. Shelton Post 838 salutes Conner one last time. Photos by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press.  Monday, October 20, 2014 || By Michael Romain  MAYWOOD | Hundreds gathered inside of Second … Continue reading A Giant of a Man: Maywood Gives Final Salute to WWII Vet, Community Leader Leon Conner

Obituaries & Death Notices: Martha Weathers, Leon Conner

Monday, October 5, 2014 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR Martha Weathers (July 29, 1924 – September 26, 2014) Martha Weathers was born July 29, 1924, to Harrison and Willie Mae Lee. She was baptized at an early age at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Lena, Mississippi. She received her formal education at Scott County and Leake County Public Schools in Forest and Walnut Grove, Mississippi. Martha … Continue reading Obituaries & Death Notices: Martha Weathers, Leon Conner