Angela L. "Angel" DeVries


AMBOY — Angela L. "Angel" DeVries, 56, of Amboy, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in LaSalle County. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017, in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy with the Rev. Timothy Draper, Pastor, officiating. Fellowship meal will follow in St. Patrick Hall. Private burial at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., on Monday, at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. A memorial has been established.  She was born Sept. 30, 1960, in Oak Park, the daughter of Ralph and Judith (Westerhausen) Palmer. Angela was the Human Resources Officer at the First National Bank in Amboy, where she had also worked as a Trust Officer. She had also worked as an advertising representative for the Sacramento Bee newspaper, was a Teachers Aid for Amboy Junior High School, and was an EMT in California.

Angela was a member of the YMCA, the Amboy Chamber of Commerce, Amboy CUSD #272 School Board, and the Amboy Depot Days Car Show Committee where she served as a judge.

She enjoyed her Arabian horses, Harley Davidson motorcycles, dogs and cats, painting, and had a love for antiques. She also played the viola, drums, and bass guitar. She was a foster mom for more than 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents and her great aunt.

Survivors include her children, Brittany Shields, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Colin Dean (Abigail Marie Thomas) Shields, Christian Jerret Shields, and Chas Franklin Shields, all of Amboy; her sister, Sharon (Daniel) Ryan, of Westmont; her mother, Judith Palmer, of Sun City, Ariz.; her father Ralph (Sue) Palmer, of Lake in the Hills; and special friend Steve Green of Mark.

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