Kathleen T. Spahn Posted: 2018-06-07 09:24:55

Obituary

Kathleen T. Spahn, 67 of Hampshire passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, June 6, 2018 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin.

She was born August 12, 1950 in Chicago, the daughter of Robert and Beverly (Mitchell) McCarthy. She grew up in the Austin neighborhood and graduated Jones Commercial High School. She was united in marriage to John M. Spahn on March 15, 1969. The couple made their home in Chicago and then Carpentersville and Algonquin. In 1987, they moved to Hampshire. Kathleen enjoyed bingo, gardening, reading, traveling, animals and especially time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, John of Hampshire, her children, Brian Spahn and his fiancé, Dawn Sykes of Chicago, Allison (Adam) Streeter of Grand Prairie, Texas, Caroline Merritt and her fiancé, Chad Rico of Pingree Grove, her grandchildren, Seth Merritt, Christian Merritt, Evelyn and Ian Tegtman and Graham Streeter, her brothers, Patrick McCarthy of Northlake, Illinois and Joseph (Patricia) McCarthy of Bartlett.

A Memorial Gathering will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Time of Sharing on Friday, June 8th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.LLS.org For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com

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Roger & Marlene Blocker 2018-06-07 17:33:16

John and Family We were greatly saddened to learn of Kathleen's sudden and untimely passing. We are so sorry for your loss and will miss seeing and talking with our good neighbor. John - please know that if there is ever anything we can offer in the way of assistance, now or in the future, please, please do not hesitate to ask. Unfortunately we will not be at the service tomorrow afternoon due to and unforeseen circumstance. God Bless and all the best to you and your family ............../ Roger & Marlene Blocker neighbor

Beverly Bach 2018-06-08 10:19:02

So many were saddened by the loss of their St. Monica bingo buddy. Her smile and friendship will be missed.

Raechel Knox & Paul Grosskopf 2018-06-08 10:54:54

So sorry to hear about your loss. We are praying for you & your family during this difficult time.

Ken & Connie McCarthy 2018-06-08 12:02:33

Sorry to hear about Kathy's passing. Unfortunately we will not be able to make the service but she is always in our thoughts.

Laura Dowdle 2018-06-09 06:22:25

Dear John and family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Kathy's death. She was a wonderful person and a great cousin. I have fond memories of her when we were little cousins. Sleepovers at her house were always fun. As adults, her generous spirit was ever present and I can still hear her laughter. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish your memories of a wonderful person and keep her spirit in your hearts as I will. My love to all. I'm sorry I couldn't be there to grieve with you. Rest in peace, cuz, say hi to your mom for me!

Peggy Greenhagel 2018-06-09 09:16:07

My deepest condolences to family . Kathy was such a special lady ,knew her from Saint Monica’s bingo Thursday nights. She sat at a table across from me . Just 3 weeks ago I mentioned I needed B 12 for a bingo game . And she looked at me and said why 12? I said my birthday and she was so excited that hers was on same day and just noticed same year . We decided we would celebrate our birthdays together this year . Will remember her on that special day she will surely be missed

Rita Lovejoy 2018-06-09 11:10:37

So sorry to hear of Kathy's passing.She was a great lady and I will miss her at our bingo outings.My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Carol Macias 2018-06-10 00:35:52

I am so sorry for your loss. I have played bingo with your mom for 10 years and was very deeply saddened to hear of her passing. I dearly will miss her for she was always smiling and a friend. May god bless you and your family in this sad time.

Carol Macias 2018-06-10 00:37:27

I am so sorry for your loss. I have played bingo with your mom for 10 years and was very deeply saddened to hear of her passing. I dearly will miss her for she was always smiling and a friend. May god bless you and your family in this sad time.