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Katy Dunn

October 8, 1922 — January 7, 2021

Katy Dunn

Katy H. Dunn

Age 98 of Wilmington, and formerly of Berwyn, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Born October 8, 1922 in Clinton, Kentucky, Katy Helen was a daughter of Johnny Carl and Sally (Hollingsworth) Jackson. She was raised in Cairo, Illinois, where she went on to graduate from high school. It was in 1961 that Katy married William Dunn, and together they made their home in Berwyn. Katy worked as a ticket agent for the Chicago Transit Authority for 38 years, until her retirement in 1985. She wintered in Holmes Beach, Florida, and was fortunate to spend decades as a snowbird making countless friends.

She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach and enjoyed volunteering for the Island Players Community Theater on Anna Maria Island. Katy traveled extensively over the years; domestic and abroad, as well as at sea. She took pleasure in playing bingo, cards and visiting the casino, and when at home could be found vegetable and flower gardening. She will be remembered as a true social butterfly, who just enjoyed being in the company of others.

Survivors include nieces and nephews: Ken (Pat) Wise, Michael (Shirley) Jackson, Jay (Sharon) Jackson, Sarah (Ed) Armbruster, Tammy (Brian) Cook, Mary Kasch (fiance’ - John Tahlier), Amy Wise, Taylor Cook, Jarrett Cook and Samantha Armbruster, as well as cousins: Betty Mitchell, Lindy Henley, Virginia Bryant, Nancy Henley, Ruth Harmon and Grant Mitchell.

Katy was preceded in death by her parents; husband William (1991), and siblings: Mary Louise (Kenneth) Wise and Carl (Jeannie) Jackson.

A private family funeral service will be held at Baskerville Funeral Home. Reverend Harriette Cross from the First United Methodist Church of Wilmington will officiate

Those wishing to participate in the services virtually, are welcome to join the live-stream service beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021. A link for this event will be available on Katy’s memorial page.

Burial will follow in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, where Katy will be laid to rest with her late husband.

A public celebration of Katy’s life will be planned for a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Katy’s memory to the Island Players, Inc. Community Theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Florida 34216

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Katy’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. ( 815/476-2181 )

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Katy Dunn, please visit our flower store.


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