Jean Goodwillie

Jean Ann Goodwillie, 76, died peacefully on April 22, 2021 in Oak Park. Born on Jan. 26, 1945 in Chicago to Betty Kellogg and John Goodwillie, she attended Palatine High School and Parsons College. A longtime resident of Sandburg Village, her spirit and laughter touched the hearts of many. Friends describe her as “just fun” in everything she did. She fought her medical battles with grace and her own unique sense of humor. 

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, John Joseph and Robert Kellogg (Kelly). She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Carol, Betsy (Bill) Bayne, and Patty (Sam) Conde; her sister-in-law, Mary Nelson; her brother, Byron; her nieces and nephews, Jennifer Goodwillie (Peter Whitesell), Mackenzie Bayne, Katherine Conde, Andrew (Catherine) Goodwillie, Pat (Lig) Goodwillie, Patrick (Brittney) Cogan, and Matthew Goodwillie. 

A special thank you to the staff of Belmont Assisted Living and Suncrest Hospice. Their compassion and support provided such comfort during these last months of Jean’s life. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Suncrest Hospice, 5 Revere Drive, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062.  

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

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