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'Loving' mom dead after domestic incident in Addison

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  • COURTESY OF ABC 7Martha Worley died following a domestic incident Friday on the 900 block of Craig Place in Addison, officials said.

      COURTESY OF ABC 7Martha Worley died following a domestic incident Friday on the 900 block of Craig Place in Addison, officials said.

  • COURTESY OF ABC 7Martha Worley died following a domestic incident Friday on the 900 block of Craig Place in Addison, officials said.

      COURTESY OF ABC 7Martha Worley died following a domestic incident Friday on the 900 block of Craig Place in Addison, officials said.

 
 

A woman who died as a result of a domestic incident early Friday morning in Addison was remembered as loving and caring by a relative on Saturday.

Addison police responded about 3 a.m. to reports of a domestic disturbance at a house on the 900 block of Craig Place. Martha Worley, her husband and another family member were injured, neighbors said.

Martha Worley, 39, was taken to a hospital, where she later died. An official from the Cook County medical examiner's office said an autopsy would be conducted Sunday.

The police investigation is ongoing, and no one had been charged in the incident as of Saturday evening, DuPage County State's Attorney spokesman Paul Darrah said.

Martha Worley, whose maiden name was Hernandez, married Kurtis Worley about a decade or so ago, said the relative, who lives in Louisiana and who didn't want to be named.

According to the relative, the couple had a daughter together and also were raising Martha Worley's two older sons.

"She was real loving and caring, outgoing and funny. A real sweet lady," the relative said. He declined to comment on the circumstances of Worley's death.

A former co-worker, Santos Hernandez of Addison, said Martha Worley worked as a manager at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, first in West Chicago and most recently in Addison. Hernandez said he last saw her about three months ago.

"I used to work with her until around 2007 or 2008," Hernandez said. "She was really nice and friendly. She got along with everybody."

A representative of Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Addison declined to comment.

Details on the domestic disturbance were sketchy.

Neighbors told ABC 7 Friday that the couple who lived in the home were arguing on the front lawn Thursday night, and the argument later escalated indoors. The husband and the oldest son were less seriously injured than the wife, according to ABC 7.

The Worleys used to go to Louisiana on camping and fishing trips, according to the relative, who last saw Martha Worley about four years ago. "She was a heck of a cook, she cooked everything from scratch," he said.

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