Elaine F. Penkava, 84, of North Riverside, died on Dec. 7, 2017. Born on January 3, 1933, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, knitting, bike riding and her grandchildren. 

Ms. Penkava was the wife of the late Dale R. Penkava; the mother of James (Veronica) Penkava and Michelle (Greg) Makowski; the grandmother of six; the great-grandmother of eight; the sister of Violette Eichman; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. Services have been held.

Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.