Maria C. Romero, age 72, of Carpentersville, passed away at home on November 19, 2020. Maria was born November 15, 1948 in Mexico to her loving parents, Jose Ibarra and Ruperta Lozano.

Maria was a wonderful homemaker, who devoted herself to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She had a green thumb, and the most beautiful rose garden. She would often be heard outside singing and talking to her roses. She also loved knitting.

Maria was preceded in death by her parents; son, Eluid Gutierrez; and three siblings, Maria L. Ibarra, Josefina Ibarra Martinez, and Jose Ibarra.

Maria is survived by her sons, Juan (Sharon) Gutierrez and Eduardo (Tiffani) Gutierrez; siblings, Maria Concepcion Ibarra, Paulina Ibarra Hernandez, Irma Yolanda Ibarra Hernandez, Rogelio Ibarra, Manuel Ibarra, and Jesus Ibarra; grandchildren, Juan C. Gutierrez, Jacqui R. Gutierrez, Daniel Gutierrez, Adam D. Gutierrez, Alex J. Gutierrez, Anthony Foote, Alexis Gutierrez, Austin Gutierrez, Fabian Gutierrez, Chris Cagney, Isaac Gutierrez, Julian Gutierrez, Gabriel Gutierrez, Kaily Brown, and Tiyana Brown; and great grandchildren, Skylar McKnight, Hanna Gutierrez, Louie Gutierrez, Jaxx Cruz, Jinessa Gutierrez, Imanuel Gutierrez, Emilio Gutierrez, Aaleyah Gutierrez, Daniel Gutierrez, Ever Foote, Anthony Foote, Jr., Aaliyah Foote, Isaiah Foote, and Eliud Foote.

Visitation will be 10:00am until funeral service at 12:00pm, Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time. Face masks are required to enter the facility.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via (Meeting ID: 977 2934 0859, Password: 086760).

Interment to follow at Dundee Township East Cemetery, 420 Dundee Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

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