Eva Maye Annerino, 93, of Des Plaines, Illinois, passed away peacefully in her home on October 12th, 2019. She was born on July 3rd, 1926 in Allendale, Wabash County, IL to her parents Emmett D. Couch and Jennie Belle (Leek) Couch.

Her life was full of family. She grew up helping her dad in the field and starting her education in a one-room schoolhouse before going on to graduate from Allendale High School in 1944.

She was always an independent and spirited woman with the confidence to pursue her dreams. She went from humble beginnings to owning and managing properties in Chicago. In her later years, when most people would have retired, she enjoyed transporting cars between dealerships in the surrounding areas. And this is where she met her love, Ed.

Even in her youth she had an admirable work ethic and never wanted to quit; she reluctantly retired at age 87. From growing up driving a team of horses in the country to driving luxury cars in the city, she loved to drive fast and never got a single ticket. There was no stopping ‘Nonnie’, as she was affectionately known.

Her years provided both joys and challenges. Later in life she would enjoy sharing stories of her many experiences and life lessons with her own family as it grew.

Through the years she was always known to keep her word and be generous, especially with her family. She kept a lovely home where family and friends were always welcomed, loved and fed. It was at her home where everyone got to enjoy her real talents as an amazing cook.

She was a remarkable and multifaceted woman and will be missed by many.

Always remembered lovingly by her longtime companion, Edward Caropepe; daughter, Jennifer Shaun (David) Simmons; four grandchildren: Bradley (Julia) Pemberton, Renee (Jon) Adam, Veronica Pemberton, Stuart (Alexis) Pemberton; five great-grandchildren: Quinn Pemberton, Lily Pemberton, Lincoln Pemberton, Tyler Pemberton, Ava Adam; Sister, June Ilene (Fred) Xanders; two nephews, Greg (Pattie) Xanders, Kevin Xanders; Niece, Misty (Paul) Kiefer; and great-nephew, Kyle Kiefer.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 11:00 until 12:30 in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Adams Corner Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Adams Corner Cemetery.

Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Annerino family.

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