Madeline Roberts, 31

OPRF High School graduate

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Madeline Emily Roberts, 31, died on June 14, 2020, after a long struggle with mental illness. Born on Nov. 1, 1988, she was a lifelong resident of Oak Park, attending Holmes Elementary School, Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, and graduating from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 2007. She attended Loyola University New Orleans and earned an associate's degree from Triton College. She enjoyed small local shops and had worked at both Careful Peach Boutique and Pumpkin Moon. A talented artist, she is remembered for her creativity in illustrating her MadCat Studio greeting cards for all occasions.

Madeline is survived by her parents, John and Katie Roberts; her sister, Jamie Roberts (Thomas Baker); her aunt, Deborah Pieritz (Mary Eisenlohr); her cousin, Mary Walsh; her fiance, John Byrne; her kitten, Charlie; and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marion and Al Pieritz, and her favorite cats, Etch and Eddie. 

Contributions can be made to Thrive Counseling Center ( or CatVando (  

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

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