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Anna Marie "Ann" Klein

Born: 1928     Died: 2017

Anna Marie

Anna Marie “Ann” Klein nee Flood. Age 88. Beloved wife of the late Emil F. Klein. Loving mother of Bruce (Rikki Rothenberg) Klein and Janice (Michael) Keating. Proud grandmother of Laura, Kathleen and Kevin Keating. Additional grandmother to Emily, Daniel, Sean, Allie and the late Patrick. Dear sister of Irene (late Louis) Juris, Bernard (late Alice) Flood, Loretta (Donald) Meinhart, Leonard (Joan) Flood and the late Harold (late Charlene) Flood, late Leo (late Wanda) Flood, late Kenneth (Margaret) Flood and the late Robert (late Catherine) Flood. Resting at The Brady-Gill Funeral Home 16600 S. Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park where services will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 2-9 P.M. in lieu of flowers donations to Illinois Spina Bifida Association at 708-614-9900 or


June 1, 2017  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park


June 2, 2017
Service 9:30 am
Brady-Gill Funeral Home, Tinley Park, IL

Final Disposition:

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Elwood, IL



Darrell Pennington 06-01-2017 09:11

Ann Klein otherwise known as Grandma Ann was my neighbor. There is not enough room to write all the good that she represented to me, my family & the entire neighborhood. Ann was truly loved by all, from her world famous caramel corn, her smile, and ready to have a beer at a moments notice, she was a fun person.I will always remember the good times we had with Ann & my buddy Emil.You meet very few exceptional people in a lifetime, Ann was one those. She will be missed.

Shane Pennington 06-01-2017 08:59

Grandma Ann was a neighbor, and truly a grandmother to us. I have too many memories to count with her. I remember the neighbor kids playing in her yard and in her basement. I would go over to her house a lot just to speak with her about life, and she taught me a lot. Her relationship with Grandpa Emil was one of the most loving and rock solid relationships I have ever witnessed, and I hope to find a relationship like that someday. She also taught me to enjoy life and live in the present moment. One of my favorite memories with her was recently, when we took her to Lagunitas Brewing in Chicago. We had to push her up to the main floor in a wheelchair, but regardless of the circumstances she had a great time. We all enjoyed ourselves that night, and her presence made the night really fun and enjoyable. This is just one more example of how she enjoyed herself wherever she went. That is a lesson I will never forget. I know everyone in my family will miss Grandma Ann.

Alexa Pennington 05-29-2017 14:17

Grandma Ann was more than a neighbor to my family and me. She became a part of our family. We always enjoyed having her over to spend time with us on the holidays, for parties, etc. When my family and I moved here from Michigan and first met Ann, she was immediately known to me as Grandma Ann. She treated my brother, sister, and me as if we were her own grandchildren. I loved to visit Grandma Ann, not only for her delicious chocolate chip cookies, but because she was such a warm, loving, happy, and always delightful person. As I grew up I really began to appreciate and admire Grandma Ann for these qualities as well as for her strength and independence after the passing of Grandpa Emil. Grandma Ann will truly be missed.

Maria Pennington 05-28-2017 14:01

When we moved to Illinois from Michigan almost 21 years ago with two young children and a newborn, I was nervous about leaving my family and having no support system here. But God strategically placed us next to Ann and Emil. A beautiful relationship unfolded and they became our family. We were truly blessed. Our kids spent many days at their house playing and putting on shows for them. Ann and Emil attended graduations, birthday parties, Halloween parties (Ann even went to the haunted house with us!), and prom pictures. They were "grandma" and "grandpa" to Shane, Alexa, and Celisse.
I don't believe that I have met any finer people than Ann and Emil. I am a better person for knowing them.
Ann - I cherish all the fun moments we had together. I already miss you so much I can't stand it. I love you!

Fay Williams-Ugwa 05-28-2017 09:17

Dear Klein family, my sincere sympathies for your loss. Please accept comfort from God’s promised resurrection of loved ones, and an end to death, pain and sorrow. (Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:3-5).

Celisse Pennington 05-25-2017 12:04

"Grandma" Ann was not only a neighbor to us for 20 years, but became a part of our family. With us living in a different state from our extended family, she attended the celebration for many of my important events including birthdays, prom, graduations, etc., that my blood relatives could not. My siblings and other neighborhood friends spent a lot of time with her and "Grandpa" Emil growing up, helping them hang up Christmas decorations, bringing them their mail, or just stopping by to hangout. With us having a small family and living in a different state, Grandma Ann was truly a grandma to me and I will miss her dearly.

D & M Van Matre 05-24-2017 09:39

Dave and I will miss Auntie Ann so much. During our numerous phone tagging she would leave me a message saying, "This is your 2nd favorite aunt Anna Marie' then she would giggle. We will miss our fall visits where we would stay up on Friday and Saturday night talking and laughing. She always loved telling us the Flood family history including when she had saved my Father from drowning. She was an elegant, loving, welcoming, understanding and supportive lady that will be missed by many. She always said she wished she could bring all who had passed back so she could have a banquet reunion. Now she is setting the table for that reunion and will be preparing for each of us as we join our beloved.
Love, Dave and Marlene

Rita Martin 05-23-2017 19:11

To my dearest aunt and her family. You have always been a big part of my life. When I needed advise or help you have always been there for me. When I have been sick you were the one who always nursed me back or at least drove me to the doctors when I couldn't. All your help with mom was never a second thought, you have always been there for me. Our long phone conversations always went past an hour or two. Having you as Grandma 3 to my son has been so special that I can't find the words to tell you how much we all love you. To my cousins who have been like my siblings, especially Jan. We did get into lots of trouble that you always overlooked and help us. I will miss you because you always were there to give me advise. Love you!

Darlene,Steve Soucie 05-23-2017 18:53

What a sad day ! The rain fits perfectly for the news we got this Morning!
Anna Marie was truly one of the Strongest, Smartest, lovingest , opened minded And open Hearted Ladies we have ever known !
I don't like the thought of her leaving BUT the thought that she is with her truly loving Emil again brings Peace to my Heart
Loving you always
Your "Nephew and Niece Steve and Darlene


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