Lisa O'Reilly

Date of Death: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Lisa O’Reilly (Winkles) was born on August 14, 1964 to David and Geraldine Winkles in Chicago; sister to Sandy, Sharon, Jeanette and Wayne. She met the love of her life Tom O’Reilly when she was 17 and they spent the next 38 years sharing great times and countless laughs together. Daughter-in-law to William “Willy” (2011) and Marilyn O’Reilly, sister-in-law to Danny (Eileen), Timmy (Sandi), Peg (Bill), Patrick (Jennifer), Michael and Kevin. Beloved aunt and cousin to many.
She was a loving mother to Michelle Poljak (O’Reilly), mother-in-law to Jim Poljak and an adoring Nini (grandmother) to James and Nora. She centered her life around her grandkids.
A friend to anyone that met her. Family to anyone that knew her.

Due to current circumstances concerning COVID-19, if you are unable to attend services please click below to offer a message of condolences to the family and sign the online guestbook. If you would like to mail a note or card to the funeral home for the family we will be happy to forward it to them when received.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 10:00am
Eden Memorial Park


Debbie Craddock
Tommy & Michelle, I am praying for you! Love you both, Debbie
Renee Reamer Reid
Tom God bless you and your family sorry for your loss prayers sent in this difficult time in need.
Dylan Farmer
My condolences to the family. God Bless
Mr. & Mrs Joseph Incandella
Our deepest sympathies to the whole family. Our prayers and strength are with you all at this time. She is the sweetest Angel in Heaven. Love Joe and Diana Incandella
Santos Rodriguez
Tom words can not express the loss in your life, like Hicks said haven gained a wonderful Angel. I will keep your Family and you in my prayers my condolences Tom
Bryan & Ethel Blankenship
We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace of the memories you have of Lisa in the days ahead. We are so sorry that we won’t be able to attend. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you all!
Sylwia Bania-Moore
Such a beautiful soul inside and out. You will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Mrs. O'Reilly. My deepest condolences to the family.
Jerry and Carol Pocztowski
Tom and family, we are so sorry about Lisa. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Lisa will be missed.
Dave & Pam Wolfe
Tom & Michelle, we are so deeply saddened for your loss. Our condolences to the entire family.
Thinking of you and praying for you all during this time. Love, Jess & Brad Ervin
Michelle, I met your mom once at SIUC when she came to pick you up for spring break or some such. She had a smile that lit up the hallway and I’ll never forget how much I thought you looked JUST like her. May she rest in peace and you and your family find inner peace.
Larry Rosecrants
My deepest condolences Tom to you and all the family love from my family to yours
Paul Marciniak
So sorry for your loss Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
I am so sorry for your loss all Of you, praying for you and you u are all In my thoughts. Love u all
Mary Pacyniak
Our condolences to Tom, Michelle and family. Hugs to you during this time. May she Rest In Peace. Truly one of a kind she was!
Lisa Maxwell
Michelle, Although I never met your Mom, you spoke of her often and I immediately visualized a loving, kind hearted, warrior woman who was loved by all. My sincere heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family during this very difficult time.
Steven Winkles
Love you my cuz ,
Claudine Morelli
Tom, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know I’m sending my Deepest Condolences to you and Your Family at this time. GOD BLESS
Vickie Russo
Tommy and Michelle, I extend my deepest sympathies to you both! Lisa was a decent and nice person!
Kare Korzuchowski
So sorry for your loss. Alan & Karen Korzuchowski
Jim and Lisa Strok
May the happy times be the memories that help heal the pain. She is definitely an Angel that will forever look after all of you. Prayers for you all.
Tonya Phillips (Isaac Winkles Sr's granddaughter)
My deepest sympathy and condolences to you all during this time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kristin Wittman
Tom, Michelle, Jim, James and Nora. Lisa was honestly the best mother and grandma I’ve ever met. She was always smiling and beautiful. I am sending you all of my love right now.
Erin Spirovski
Lisa was one of the strongest women I have ever met. I have so many memories of her that I will cherish forever. Tom & Michelle, sending you so many prayers and love during this difficult time.
John Mackey
Tommy so sorry for your loss Lisa was a wonderful person and will truly be missed God bless you and your family.
Patty Munday
Tom, Michelle, and entire family, My deepest condolences to you all. Lisa was a true bright light in this dark world!! And I will remember her smile and kindness forever!!
Anna Ress
Lisa was so creative, thoughtful, and tenacious. She was the first teacher assistant I had in my classroom and we had an immediate connection talking and laughing about our wild ride working with children. I will miss seeing her every morning. I will cherish my memories with her over the past 18 years forever. My deepest condolences. Anna
Betty Doporcyk
May God comfort you and your family through this very difficult time.. Lisa, you will be very missed..You left me with memories that I will cherish always..Rest in Peace.
Kathy & John Pak
Tom, Michelle and family, We know there are no words that can be said now that will take away your grief. Just hang onto to your memories and know that she will live on in all of you and your hearts. We will be praying for all of you. Love Kathy & John
Jerry and Carol
Tom Michelle and Family, we are heartbroken for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lisa will be missed.
Renee McCain
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Lisa was an amazing person full of joy and love. I truly enjoyed working with her at Garvy. She loved her family and shared stories about your travels. She will be missed.
John Ingels
I'm so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to you and your family Jim.
Madeleine Green (Dunne)
Tommy and family, Sending you our deepest sympathies and praying for you. Lisa was such a wonderful and kind person and we are all so lucky to have had her in our lives.
Diane Kaiser (Russo)
Tommy and Michelle, my deepest sympathies to you both. God bless you and your family.
Belinda carol (Alls) Downey
Our thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. RIP Lisa.
Schmaus Family
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all! May God Bless & Comfort you in this most difficult time. With Love, The Schmaus Family
Butch Colla & family
To the O’Reilly Family, We are so sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. We want to offer you our deepest sympathy. Lisa will be dearly missed. Sincerely, Butch Colla and Family
Jen Walsh
Lisa made a beautiful difference in so many lives; especially the children she worked with. I feel so grateful to have known Lisa and will remember her always, and often. My classroom just won’t be the same without her smile and kind nature. Sending you thoughts of comfort during this difficult time — and remembering Lisa with love. Warmest regards, Jen Walsh
K. Corbett
Peace and love to all Lisa’s friends and family during this time. Tell stories, share photos, laugh at memories, and take the time needed to grieve. You will be in my thoughts.
Robert and Ashleigh Harte
We are so sorry for your loss. She was such an important presence in our family, and has shown nothing but kindness and generosity. I have nothing but good memories of my Aunt, and we are sorry we couldn't be there to give our condolences in person.
Justine Zarcone
My deepest condolences and wishing your family and friends healing and peace. Lisa will truly be missed. Her kindness and sincerity will also be missed. Remembering her and beautiful smile will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!
Joseph and Susan Flynn
So very Sorry for your families loss of Lisa, she was a wonderful, beautiful, and great person. God bless her.
Mike Wierzbicki
Tom, so sorry to hear such terrible news. Thoughts and prayers go out to you, your daughter and the rest of your family and friends. She touched many! RIP LISA!jakm7
Tim and Maria Gray
Sorry for your loss. She will be sadly missed by all. R.I.P.
John Hochleutner and family
Tommy so sorry for your loss so young and unfortunate prayers for you and your family 2020 has been a very bad year so far take care
Steve Schram and family
Tommy, So sorry for your loss,god bless you and family During this difficult time.
Frank Tudisco
Tom im am so sorry for your loss Lisa will be missed by many She always had a smile on her face whenever I saw her may she rest in peace and her memories never be forgotten
David Beasley
Tom and family so sorry for your loss may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ comfort you all during your time of sorrow.
Larry Smith
My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Lisa
Diana Gutchman Clebanoff
Dear Tommy and family, May the constant love of family and friends soften your sadness and may cherished memories bring you moments of comfort and may lasting peace surround your grieving heart. I feel blessed to have known her and the moments I had with her will be treasured in my heart. She was the coolest gal. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.