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Katherine K. O'Neill
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Obituary for Katherine K. O'Neill

Katherine K. O’Neill, age 95, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at her home with her family near her side. She was born May 22, 1923 in Ellicott City, MD to Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Cavey) Kern.

Formerly of Baltimore, MD, Katherine and her family relocated to McHenry in 1963. Before becoming a stay at home mom, she was a valued employee of Westinghouse Electric Company. Katherine was always very involved in the community, her children's school and enjoyed volunteering as a girl scout leader in her younger years. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at St. Patrick Catholic Church, and also helped with the Town & Country productions for St. Patrick’s back in the "good ole days" as she put it.

Katherine and several of her friends could often be found frequenting the local McDonald’s restaurant in the mornings for a coffee clutch and taking turns celebrating birthdays. This soon led employees affectionately naming this group as the “Mac-Pack”. She also enjoyed Friday night fish fries and a fine glass of wine with close friends.

Katherine always put her family first and valued each and every one as God's greatest gift. Katherine was a loving mother, doting grandmother, caring great-grandmother, and friend to many who will always remain in their hearts. She is best known for her positive attitude and sense of humor throughout life's ups and downs, and unconditional love and acceptance to all who's life she touched.

Katherine leaves behind, three children, Mark (Mary) O’Neill, Bryan (Dottie Langley) O’Neill, Sheila (Mike Sabatka) O’Neill; seven grandchildren, Mandy, Mark Russell, Kelly, Kathy, Kevin, Ryan, Michael; and eleven great-grandchildren, Lucas, Daniel, Maggie, Chad, Tara, Madison, Matthew, Chris, Benjamin, McKenzie, and Kari.

In addition to her parents, Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Mark L. O’Neill on October 24, 1997.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Visitation will resume on Friday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home before leaving in procession for the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington, McHenry, IL 60050.

Interment will be in St. Patrick Catholic Countryside Cemetery in McHenry.

For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, Katherine’s family suggests memorials in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memorials & Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the St. Patrick Catholic Church New Assembly Hall.

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit,where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050





8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory

3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church

3500 Washington St
McHenry, IL 60050

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery

Ellen road
McHenry, IL 60050

Memorial Contribution

St. Patrick Catholic Church

3500 W. Washington Street
McHenry, IL 60050

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Attn: Memorials and Honors Program
Memphis, TN 38105

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