Kathleen G. Heylin

Kathleen G. Heylin, 87, of Hinsdale, passed away peacefully July 26, 2020 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Kay was born in 1933 in Hinsdale to Wilfred L. and Kathleen A. (Hague) Shea. Kay married Thomas B. Heylin, who immigrated to the US from Ireland, finding the love of his life.

Kay lived her faith. She was inclusive and the ultimate optimist, maintaining a keen and quick sense of humor. Being an avid reader and follower of a variety of news and culture, she was able to befriend a stranger in moments and was adored by all. Kay was an incredible mentor. She had an acute business acumen and was the best sounding board for thousands of conversations. All miss her sage advice.

Kay is survived by seven of her eight children and their loved ones: Mary (Timothy) Marten, MD, Michael (Jacklyn) Heylin, Kathleen (David) Hebda, Alice (Mark) Argyelan, Kevin (Helen) Heylin, Sheila (Jeffrey) Chianakas and Thomas B. Heylin, III; her grandchildren, Kevin (Ashley) Heylin, Ryan (Amy) Heylin, Maegan (Kevin) Flynn, Patrick Krisko, Michael (Kirsten) Argyelan, Mark (Angela Serafini) Argyelan, Alex (Whitney) Argyelan, Adam (Danni Bruffey) Argyelan, Colleen (Kyle) Domazet, Daniel, Christina, Erin and Shannon Heylin; her 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her siblings, Wilford L. Shea, II, Terence (Patricia) Shea and Anne (Larry) Emmons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. Heylin; her siblings, Mary and John Knowles; her son, Patrick Heylin; her grandson, Christopher Heylin; and her nephew, Larry Emmons.

Private family services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the Little Brothers-Friends of the elderly at https://www.littlebrotherschicago.org.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.