Jayne Mathias, 98

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Jayne Mathias (Tyrrell), 98, of Chicago and formerly of Oak Park, died peacefully on Nov. 25, 2017. Born on Sept. 23, 1919 to Alice and Gordon Tyrell, she had a career in modeling and advertising in Chicago and later found success as a real estate agent in Oak Park, where she raised her five children. Once her children "left the nest," she moved to downtown Chicago where she loved living at the Belden Stratford, her residence for the past 30 years. She summered every year of her life in Palisades Park, Michigan, which was indeed her happy place. She will be remembered by her friends and family for her wit and humor, as well as her great sense of fashion and style. She loved a great party as well as good food and good drink. Above all else, she fiercely loved her children who fiercely loved her back. 

Jayne Mathias was the wife of the late John; mother of Toby, John, Buck, Mike and Tammy (Taylor); grandmother of Jay and Marc Mathias, Alice, Teddy, Pete, Johnny and Marian Mathias, Jack, Bridgette, and Elise Taylor, and Blake Brissette-Mathias; and the great-grandmother of Colton Brisette-Mathias. 

Visitation is on Friday, Dec. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. in Oak Park. Family and friends will meet Saturday, Dec. 9 at Oak Park's Ascension Church, 808 S. East Ave. for a 9:45 a.m. funeral Mass, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

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