KATHERINE VALONE
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HILLS FUNERAL HOME
10201 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Katherine (Kay) Valone, age 80, fell asleep to the Lord Jesus Christ on November 27, 2012. The loving daughter of the late Constantine (Gus) and Gianoula (nee Ladas) Valone; beloved sister of Harry (late Marjorie) and the late Victoria (late Sam) Kalas, late Louis, late George (late Mercedes), and the late James (late Lucille); loving aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews. Katherine will be missed by her dear cousins, relatives, and friends. Retired Chicago Public School Teacher of more than 20 years, Katherine also taught in Morocco and Greece in her youth, and traveled throughout Europe, as well as Constantinople and South America. Her favorite destination was the Holy Land, where she witnessed modern war and ancient religious sites and traditions. Dedicated to life-long learning, Katherine received two Master's Degrees from the University of Chicago. Katherine devoted herself to the Greek Orthodox Church. Founder of Phosadelphia ("Phos") Mission, a non-profit organization, and was equally dedicated to her parish, S.S. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Palos Hills. Intimately involved in the design and building of the Church and school, she participated in the development of the Sunday school curriculum, as well as the day school, Koraes. Katherine taught Bible Study throughout her life. For more than 30 years Katherine was the editorial columnist for "The View from the Pew"; never fearful of commenting on what she thought were wrongs or injustices. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m., at Hills Funeral Home, Ltd., 10201 S. Roberts Rd. (8000W), Palos Hills. Funeral Saturday, beginning 9:15 a.m., from the funeral home to S.S. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Service 10 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Koraes Endowment Fund or S.S. Constantine and Helen Church appreciated. "Blessed is the path on which you are traveling, O Soul, for a peaceful place is being prepared for you." May Her Memory Be Eternal. Info: 708-598-5880 or hillsfh.com


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Published by Chicago Tribune on Nov. 29, 2012.
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I was a student of Ms. Valone's at Oliver Wendell Holmes school in 1960-61. It was the greatest year in grammar school for me. Ms. Valone passed out New Testaments in the public school as an end of the year gift. I never lost it. She is happy with her Lord I am sure.
Virginia (Julian) Przybocki
June 6, 2013
I was one on Kay's caregiver and she was a wonderful person to be around
valencia cannon
January 28, 2013
Miss Valone was also my most memorable teacher from Nightingale School. To this day, my nails are always clean:) Throughout the years I would think of her whenever I saw a fountain pen. I have fond memories of sixth grade as her student. God Bless Miss Valone. Rest in Peace
Susan Dever (Higgins)
December 5, 2012
Miss Valone was my 6th grade teacher at Nightingale, And she was one that I never forgot, After Graduation, I realized just how much I respected her. and would always remember her for the rest of my life! God bless her soul and her family..
Dovette La Frey
December 3, 2012
Rest in peace, Ms. Valone. I will always hold fond memories of my early religious education with you.
Betty Piniotes
December 2, 2012
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."-Psalm 116:15. Kay was truly a dedicated Orthodox Christian and her memory WILL be eternal.
Metropolitan Ephrarm Bertolette
December 1, 2012
Ms. Valone
May you rest in peace. You will be in my fondest memories of 6th grade at Nightingale. I am grateful for your dedication as a teacher. Today my beautiful penmanship is due to you and them darn fountain pens. Bless your family and my prayers are with you all.
Heidi Nichol, R.D.H.
December 1, 2012
A great teacher and friend and devoted to her church.
John Keating
December 1, 2012
thank you Ms. Valone. you were a stickler. didn't appreciate you as a 6th grader at Nightingale Elemtary School in 1979, but do so as an adult/parent. you were a positive influence for many young students. most of us from my era will always remember your insistance on FOUNTAIN PENS. RIP. and thank you again.
November 30, 2012
Ms. Valone was my 6th grade teacher at Nightingale School. She was one of the best teachers I ever had and I always remember her fondly. She had a great love for teaching and her students as well as we had a love for her as well. I will always remember the bear hugs she would give us and squeeze us tightly and she always made sure we were all presentable for school. She was a great teacher and woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Valone family during this difficult time.
Analia Reimer (Davila)
November 30, 2012
Thank you for your dedication. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. God bless
Mari Echevarria (Zuniga)
November 30, 2012
May God bless your soul Miss Valone, I will carry wonderful memories of you. Thank you for sharing your time and dedication with your students.
Kevin Lopez
November 30, 2012
Miss Valone was my 6th grade teacher at Nightingale School. I remember she would have us try to stump her with any word in the dictionary. She was a great teacher. May she rest in peace. My thoughts & prayers to her family.
Michelle Mleczko (aka) Cluchey
November 30, 2012
Miss Valone was an excellent teacher and my three girls learned a great deal in her classes. May her memory live on to eternity.
Sandra Lignell
November 29, 2012
My husband fondly remebers Mrs. Valone pulling his ear to keep him in line...Mrs. Valone also taught our two daughters who are now in their late 30's... My husband told our girls that Mrs Valone would be the best strict and caring teacher they could ever have...I loved talking to Mrs Valone during p/t conf. time...we will remember her fondly...may God rest her soul.
Mrs. Billy Thompson
November 29, 2012
I was a student of Ms. Valone at Nightingale School.She was my sixth grade teacher.She taught me a great deal of things.Things from books and things about life.We were lucky to have such great teachers such as she.We were taught well.Thank You Ms.Valone.May you rest in Peace.
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Deanna McAuliffe
November 29, 2012
I was a student of Ms. Valone at Nightingale School.She was my sixth grade teacher.She taught me a great deal of things.Things from books and things about life.We were lucky to have such great teacher.We were taught well.Thank You Ms.Valone.May you rest in Peace.
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November 29, 2012
I was a student of Miss Valone's when she taught at Oliver Wendell Holmes in Chicago.She was a great teacher and I always remember her fondly.
diane kieffer conroy
November 29, 2012
I was a stundent of Ms. Valone at Nightengale School in 1980. She was an excellent teacher. I remember taking a Greek class she taught after school. The saying was back then was " If you had Ms. Valone as a teacher you better keep your nails clipped and hands clean." Being a mother now I chuckle how back then we were so nervous that she might have us wash our hands. She will be missed.
Pam Lindenberg
November 29, 2012
May her Memory be Eternal
Barbara Javaras
November 29, 2012
Katherine was a great next door neighbor and friend and we'll miss her. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories of her to forever hold in your hearts.
Ed and Sharon Kristof
November 28, 2012
May a feeling of peace settle over Katherine Valone's family and friends during this time of loss. Known to us as Victoria's Auntie Kay, we are certain her spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of many.
Claire, Doug & Mac Hurry
November 27, 2012
For Victoria and the family of Katherine Valone. We know of you only through your loving niece, and know of her deep devotion to you over the years. You must have been a truly wonderful woman to inspire such dedication and commitment. May you rest in peace, and may your memory be a blessing to all.
Rachel Dahill-Fuchel
November 27, 2012