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Obituary for Katheleen Colella

Katheleen Mary Colella Karnas (Nee Jones) of Lisle, IL passed away suddenly on Sept 1st.
Kathy was born in Chicago on July 9, 1953 to Jack & Jackie Jones, the second of three children. She graduated from Proviso East High School and later attended College of DuPage for travel. She then worked in the travel industry for 19 years and had recently retired. She was Mom to two children, her son John and daughter Courtney. She was also a loving grandmother. In the early years, she worked at St. Edmunds Catholic School in Oak Park, IL and ran the after school program for parents that worked while her children attended. She loved to cook and bake. Her garden was also a passion she treasured and enjoyed.
She met her husband Tony later in life and the two married the first time in October 2002 and again in a formal setting in June of 2003. Eleven years ago they bought their home in Lisle and together they have enjoyed the yard with their much loved dog Lucy. They took short driving trips together and liked to view vintage cars. The years pass too quickly but have been filled with so many happy memories with husband Tony, her dear friends Chris and Mary along with Ed and John, her core group of loving caring friends. From crazy fun New Years Eves to birthdays to yard parties and Halloween, the fun and good times we shared will live in our hearts and minds forever. We will think of her smile always and lift a glass in her honor and cheer her sprit from now until forever.
Kathy is survived by her husband Tony, her children John and Courtney and her grandchildren, her sister Pam (Bob), brother John (Ed), many Aunts, Uncles and cousins, nieces, nephews along with many more dear family members and friends too many to mention here. Rest peacefully dear Kathy, we love you.

Visitation Tuesday, September 5th, 4-9 PM at Knollcrest Funeral Home, 1500 S. Meyers Rd. (3 blks. So. of Roosevelt Rd) Lombard. Funeral Service Wednesday, 12 PM at the funeral home. Interment private. For info: 630-932-1500.


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Visitation

Tuesday

5

Sep

4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Knollcrest Funeral Home

1500 South Meyers Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Funeral Service

Wednesday

6

Sep

12:00 PM
Knollcrest Funeral Home

1500 South Meyers Road
Lombard, IL 60148

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