Kathleen M. Markiewicz (Marks)

1938-08-18 - 2019-11-08

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Memorial gathering Thursday, November 14 from 3pm until service at 7pm

Service Date: 2019-11-14

Service Time: 7:00 PM

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: https://www.kerr-parzygnotfuneralhomes.com/ (Go)

Kathleen (Babe) M. Markiewicz (Marks) Age 81 passed away quietly at home on November 8th, 2019 with her daughters by her side. She was preceded in death by her loving husband John, her parents, and three brothers; Wayne, Jay, and Tom, and one sister; Mary. Beloved mother of Christine (Paul) Little, Patty (Kevin) McNichols, and Carrie (Scott) McKenna (CPD). Cherished grandmother of Steven (Vida) McNichols, Michelle (Jesse) Vidor, Kacey, Michael, and Patrick McKenna. Great-grandmother of Donovan and Madilyn McNichols. Survived by two brothers; Lyle and Pat and one sister; Karen. Kathleen was born August 18th, 1938 to Eugene and Kathryn (nee Thorpe) Suprise of Bear Creek, WI. She graduated as valedictorian of Bear Creek High School in 1956 and attended the University of Wisconsin before heading to the big city. She was working at CNA Insurance when she met John. They were happily married for 57 years until his death in 2018. While raising her family, she continued her education earning her Teaching degree and a Masters in Special Education. Kathleen was proud of her teaching career and truly enjoyed all of her students at Serena Hills, St. George, Central Park, and Governors State. Upon retirement she volunteered at St. James Hospital and Chicago Heights Public Library. She was happy to spend time in her garden, the kitchen, or her recliner with a book or a crossword puzzle in hand. She also enjoyed annual family vacations to Shawano Lake, WI. Never one to lay idle, Kathleen left us as she lived- quickly, efficiently, and in control. Here’s to Babe and John sipping martinis together again. 

Memorial gathering Thursday, November 14th  from 3PM until the time of service at 7PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.   (708) 754-0016.




  1. Donald and Cindy Christo on November 13, 2019 at 11:30 am
    Dear Chris, Patty, Carrie and Families,

    Don and I want to express sincere sympathies at the passing of your dear mom. She and your dad were wonderful people and dear neighbors of ours. We were their neighbors for too many years to count and enjoyed our pizza parties at Arrelio’s and at their home when your dad no longer could make the trip to the pizza parlor. They will be greatly missed my all my family, including Don Jr., and Randy. Our love to all your families.

    Cindy Christo (formally from 277 May Ct.)

  2. Donald and Cindy on November 13, 2019 at 11:40 am
    Dear Chris, Patty, Carrie and Families,

    Don and I wish to express our deepest sympathies at the passing of your dear mom. She will be greatly missed. We were neighbors for more years than we could count. She and your dad were great people and fun to be with. We thoroughly enjoyed all the pizza parties we had at Arrelio’s and later at they home when dad could no longer make to trip to the pizza parlor.

    All of our family including Don Jr. and Randy express they condolences to all you girls and all your families.

    Love to all, Cindy Christo (formerly from 277 May Ct.)

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