Kathleen Ann Jean Shoevlin
May 5,1956 – July 31, 2021
Katie passed away peacefully in her sleep at home with her four sisters by her side.
Katie is preceded in death by her parents, Philip and Nancy (Kersten) and her brother Philip.
Katie is survived by her sisters Maureen, Sue (Tony) Vestal, Maggie (Al) Arellano and Jennifer (Tony) Saldukas.
Katie was the proud aunt and great aunt to:
Philip (Erin) Vestal – Timothy and Elliot
Jeff Shoevlin – London
Joe Shoevlin – Chloe and Carter
Courtney (Nee: Shoevlin) (Tony) Cortez
Drew (Charise) Arellano – Nicholas and Patrick
Lou (Erin) Arellano – Esme, Lucy and Harald
Katie’s love for taking care of others led her to become an x-ray technologist specializing in special procedures and then an E.R./Trauma nurse. One of her greatest joys was rescuing animals and in her life time she rescued over 20 pets, many of which were special needs/senior animals. Her favorite places were her camper and the Teton mountains. Katie was an avid camper, canoeist (she even raced them at one time), hiking, scouting, volleyball, music including singing and playing the guitar and gardening. Katie loved boating and traveling with her best friend Flo Milas. She was an excellent storyteller. We will miss her greatly.
A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday August 7, 2021 at Ivins Funeral Home from 2:00pm until time of Celebration of Life Service at 4:15 pm. Please come and join the family and share your favorite story-memories of "Katie" a beautiful life well lived. She will be remembered and forever be in our hearts.
Following the new CDC guidelines, the family asked that masks be worn during visitation. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials be made in Katie's name to Waggin Tails (The Cicero Animal Shelter) Thank You.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Debbie Zefran Jerry Funeral Director.
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Waggin Tails (The Cicero Animal Shelter)
1634 S. Laramie Ave. Building B, Cicero IL 60804