Lakshmi Bhagwatula Obituary

Lakshmi Devi Bhagwatula
Lakshmi Devi Bhagwatula

November 10, 1935 - February 20, 2021
Born in India
Resided in Bartlett, Illinois


Lakshmi Devi Bhagwatula, age 85 of Bartlett. Beloved wife of the late Suryanarayana Murthy. Loving mother of Srinivas (Saila) Penumarthy. Proud grandmother of Mouna Penumarthy. Loving sister, aunt and friend of many.

Family and friends to gather Tuesday, February 23rd for 10:30AM Pooja at
DuPage Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, Illinois 60185

For those who are unable to attend services in person may view via internet streaming through the following link:


She was one of the most notable people you could ever meet. Her caring nature transcended any presumptions made about her, and her lovingness was felt most strongly by her family. She was a magnificent mother, a wonderful grandmother and a profound mother in-law. Her exuberance and curiosity were but a few of her most beloved traits. One of her favorite pastimes was initiating conversation about whatever it was that had peaked her wonder that day. Her insatiable curiosity carried into the fact that she was an admirable scholar; well versed in languages and music. Her ability to teach these subjects with such clarity is what made it possible for her eight year old granddaughter to learn the veena in a starkly different modern society.
More so than her eloquence and intelligence, she was devoted to those she truly cared for. No less than thrice a day, she would check to make sure everyone who shared the household with her had eaten properly, and were well rested. Her relentless compassion carried through even throughout her most sickly moments. She had lived a life of great beauty and dynamic, and may her parting be filled with the same loveliness she will be remembered for by her family.

For questions or further information, please call (630) 293-5200.




DuPage Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:30 AM