Kathleen H. Callahan

Founding member, Alcuin and Seguin Montessori

Kathleen H. Callahan, 93, of River Forest, died on Jan. 19, 2020. Born on Dec. 15, 1926, she was a very philanthropic person and helped others in as many ways as possible. She was one of the founding members of the Alcuin Montessori and Seguin Montessori schools in Oak Park and River Forest. An avid pastoral care volunteer at various hospitals, she was a founding member of Ekklesia, an adult religious education group and gave to various charities, including St. Bonaventure Indian Mission School, Misericordia, and St. Jude’s. She paid tribute to St. Francis of Assisi by taking care of animals whenever she saw the need. She did her best to share God’s love throughout her life.

Kathleen Callahan was the wife of the late John B. Callahan; the mother of Dennis Callahan, Kathy Kimont, Maureen (Michael) Clark and the late Patricia Callahan (Winston) Shaw; the grandmother of Amanda, Liz (Ron) Johnson and Jon Callahan, Jimmy (Liz) and Kaitlin Kimont, and Matthew Clark; and the great-grandmother of Skylar and Cooper Johnson. 

Visitation and funeral Mass were held on Jan. 23 at St. Luke Church in River Forest, followed by private interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

The family appreciates memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org). 

Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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