Rosemary (Costello) Kern

June 12, 1951 ~ August 2, 2021 (age 70)


Rosemary (nee Costello) Kern, was a caring mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and educator.  She left this world suddenly on August 2, 2021 at age 70.

She was a devoted daughter to the late Rose and the late Edward Costello. She is the proud mother to Melissa (Douglas Karo), Melanie (Thomas Kuhn), Meaghan (Robert Porter), and Marriah. She loved spending time with all her girls as well as her grandchildren: Delaney, Campbell, and Emilia.

She dedicated her life to her church through multiple ministries, including Eucharistic Minister, religious education teacher and lector. Her life’s work was devoted to educational services for those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. For over 40 years, she touched many lives as a teacher, principal, and administrator.

A visitation will be Saturday, August 7, from 9:00 am until 10:45 am at Brady-Gill Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday August 7, 2021 at 11:00 am at the St. George Catholic Church located at 6707 175th St., Tinley Park, IL 60477.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Colletta of Illinois or Marklund both organizations support individuals with disabilities. 

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August 7, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Brady-Gill Funeral Home
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Funeral Mass
August 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. George Catholic Church (Tinley Park)

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