Jean Carol Guptail, age 88, of Elgin, IL, passed away on June 17, 2021 at Highland Oaks Apostolic Christian Nursing Home. She was born August 18, 1932 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Edgar and Hazel (née Rossow) Engstrom.

Jean was a resident of Elgin since 1965, and retired in 1989 from teaching at McKinley School. She happily spent the last 2 1/2 years of her life in the loving care of Highland Oaks in Elgin.

Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Guptail; parents, Edgar and Hazel Engstrom; brother, Glenn Engstrom; and stepdaughter, June Simon (née Guptail). She is survived by her stepdaughter, Barbara (Paul) Suffredin of Pingree Grove, IL; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Plazewski of Elgin, IL; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

A memorial will be held from 11:00 am until funeral service at 1:00pm, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Chaplain David Rohlwing will be officiating.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jean’s name to the charity of your choice.

Final arrangements entrusted to Fox Valley Cremation Services. For more information, call 847-742-3050.

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