Kathleen Sullivan-Stewart, 74

Archdiocesan director of training for lay ministers

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Kathleen Sullivan-Stewart, 74, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Jan. 4, 2015. She had a D. Min. degree and directed the liturgy training program for lay ministers at the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Kathleen Sullivan-Stewart was the wife of George Stewart for 51 years; the mother of Julia (Milton English), Patrick (Fouzia) and Michael (Molly) Stewart; the proud Gram of Sullivan, Bailey, Victoria, Lauren and Malcolm; the sister of Sue Sullivan; sister-in-law of Lois Stewart and the late Alice Ekstrom and Wilma Nielsen; the daughter of Walter and Annetta Sullivan; and the aunt, great friend and mentor to many. 

Visitation will take place Friday, Jan. 9 from 3-9 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park. Family and friends will meet Saturday, Jan. 10 for a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Giles Catholic Church, 1045 Columbian Ave., Oak Park, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Catholic Theological Union, 5401 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615, are appreciated. For more information, call 708-442-8500 or visit www.woodlawnchicago.com.

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Nora Browne from Florida  

Posted: January 10th, 2015 9:47 PM

Kathleen and I became friends our Freshman year at Trinity High. I knew George before she did. They met through a mutual friend. She has graduated to a better life. I look forward to meeting her again there. My prayers are for George and the family.

Carole Albores from Oak park  

Posted: January 8th, 2015 12:35 AM

Kathleen was a very "giver". When we had a outdoor wedding planned, she sent some landscaping folks over to our house to help with yardwork. Her generosity was felt by many. Blessings rho the family...

Joanne Corwin from Oak Park  

Posted: January 7th, 2015 11:08 AM

Kathleen will always be alive in my heart. She taught us all how to be a community of faith with liturgical joy in every celebration, with genuine hospitality and welcoming for all, how to be kind and generous with each other, and to love unconditionally. She shared her wisdom, and brought wonderful pastors and programs to us. I am honored to call her my mentor and friend. May her family find peace and joy in their wonderful stories of her life and love for them.

B. Smith from Oak Park  

Posted: January 7th, 2015 6:55 AM

Mike, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for the loss of your mother. Blessings to you

G. Bien from Oak Park  

Posted: January 6th, 2015 10:58 PM

Kathleen was a great woman; her light will always shine bright in our hearts .

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