Kathleen "Kay" McGovern (nee Joyce), died at her Oak Park home on Dec. 9, 2011 with her family by her side. She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Gregory V.) Miklusak, Francis P. Jr., Ellen (Harry C.) Johnson, Terry (Trish), Stephen, and Patrick; Her grandchildren, Ryan P. (Meghan) Miklusak, Matthew F., Daniel P., and Caitlin E. McGovern, Samantha M. Johnson, Alex, Rachel, Kevin and Liam McGovern, Alyssa Lapa and Jessica McGovern; her siblings, Peggy McCarthy and May Joyce; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Francis P. "Frank" McGovern; her brothers, Stephen and Patrick Joyce; and her sister-in-law, Helen (the late Bill) Bruno.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 13 at Ascension Church in Oak Park, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Catholic Church. For more information, please call Gibbons Funeral Home at 630-832-0018.