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Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Lilyan Elizabeth Muraff


Interment - Private

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North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
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Lilyan Elizabeth Muraff nee Elfenbaum, 96

Beloved wife of the late Bernard Muraff. Loving mother of Laura Muraff, Barry Muraff and James (life partner Dorie Isaacson) Muraff. Devoted grandmother of Jeremy (Sarah Shanz) Iloulian, Rebecca Iloulian, Bryn Muraff and Drew Muraff. She was born in Port Arthur, TX, raised in New Orleans. Lilyan spent several summers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina working at Camp Blue Star. She lived in Cincinnati working at the Hebrew Union College for Reform Rabbis. She loved to work and volunteer for many Jewish organizations including the JCC and other institutions. Was a child of the Great Depression and part of the “Greatest Generation.” A volunteer nurse during WWII with the American Red Cross. She migrated to Chicago in the late 1950’s where she met her husband and raised her family in the Northshore. She was very proud that she had the ability to raise her family and work full time in various positions and industries until her mid 80’s. She was featured in the book Still Working After All These Years by Toni Rey. She also enjoyed volunteering for many school and parent organizations and causes. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the chapel service and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, or to your favorite charity. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Lori Metsa

I’m so sorry for your loss! Your mom was one of a kind and a real trailblazer! She was a wonderful friend to my mother, probably her best friend, and to our family. She will be missed! Thank you for bringing her to my mom’s last birthday party! She looked as beautiful then as she does in her picture! May she live in your heart and memory! Our Condolences, Lori and Dan Metsa

Kenneth Groves

Cousin Betty (as I knew her) was my father's (and his four brothers) only first cousin on his mother's side. Her mother and my grandmother were sisters from Jacksonville, FL. I have a very fond memory of Cousin Betty from the 1950s. My cousin Louis and I were visiting our grandparents in Dallas when Betty was visiting one summer. She took us both to the local drugstore with a fountain for a treat. That treat was an ice cream soda! I had a milkshake before, but never a chocolate soda. Needless to say, she immediately become our favorite second cousin. Will never forget her kindness and was glad to see her many times after that first wonderful memory.
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