Kathie Brophy November 9th, 1950 – September 27th, 2020
Visitation for Mrs. Brophy will take place Monday October 5th at Maher Funeral Home 17101 71st Avenue Tinley Park from 2:00 Pm to 9:00 PM. Family and friends will meet for funeral services Tuesday morning beginning at 10:00 AM with 12:00 noon Service.
Orrico Kourelis Funeral Services Inc. handling all arrangements. Any further information please call 815/462-0711 0r 815/260-0668
Kathie Brophy of Merrionette Park, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday September 27, 2020,
with her daughter holding her hand.
Kathie was born in Chicago on November 9, 1950 to Helen and Pleasant Amick in Chicago, IL.
She grew up with her sisters and brother in Alsip, IL and enjoyed time with her large extended
family throughout Chicago during her lifetime. She spent her career as a bookkeeper and retail
professional with several different companies in the Chicago area and was currently working
with Burlington Coat Factory at the time of her passing. She also volunteered as often as
possible to help the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois, an organization she was very
Kathie was affectionally known for her love of many hobbies and pastimes including crocheting,
making crafts, creating jewelry and spoiling her beloved Princess among her many other past
pets. She will also be remembered for her fond love of the Wizard of Oz. Lastly, she will be
forever known for her fierce independence, dedication to her family, and, most importantly, her
never ending love and devotion to her two grandchildren Cole (her ColeyBear) and Addi (her
She leaves behind her daughter Jennifer (Steve) Silha; grandchildren, Cole Silha and Addison
Silha; sisters Jackie (late Skip) Dahlman and Janet (Sean) Foley, and the late Joseph. She was
known as Auntie Kay to Josh (Kelly) Foley, Angie (Kevin) Kenny, Nick (Amy) Foley, Zachary
Dahlman, Luke Foley (Joey), Paige Foley. Great Aunt to Angelica, Jillian, Justin, Kane, Gianna,
Declan and Gracie. She also leaves behind her best friend Bob Robinson as well as lifelong friend Jim Zondlo whom she met in 1959 and remained in each others lives ever since..
While life was not always easy for Kathie, she never backed down from any of the challenges
that were put before her. She always worked extremely hard and consistently found a way to
make everything work out. The world will indeed be a less colorful place with Kathie gone but
we can all take solace knowing she is in Heaven reunited with her parents and so many family
members that have passed before her.
Visitation will take place at Maher Funeral Home at 17101 71st Avenue in Tinley Park on Monday
October 5, 2020 from 2pm to 9 pm. A prayer service will take place the following morning from
10 am to 12 pm.