Kathryn Krubel O'Flynn
Born: March 20, 1951
Died: July 29, 2021
Kathryn Krubel O'Flynn of Bluffton South Carolina passed away suddenly following a short illness at the Duke Medical Center in Durham North Carolina. Kathryn was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Riverside Illinois. She always spoke of the fond memories of her days walking to Blythe Elementary School on Lesley Road and developing strong friendships which she maintained for the rest of her life. She went on to attend Riverside Brookfield High School and then graduated from the School of Allied Health at the University of Illinois.
She was an accomplished health care administrator in the field of Health Information Management. She enjoyed large, complex medical systems and during her career worked at Cook County Hospital, The University of Illinois both in Chicago, and The University of Louisville in Louisville KY. Free time was for fashion, shopping, and the arts as well as family and spoiling her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She was a skilled designer and an avid traveler.
Kathryn is survived by her husband Paul and her daughter Alison. She is also survived by an elder sibling, Cynthia, and a loving brother Fred and his wife Jeanie of Brookfield, Il. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick; her mother Dorothy whom Kathryn cared for in the final years of her life, and her younger brother, Christopher.
While Kathryn did not wish to have a traditional funeral, a celebration of her life will take place in her hometown of Riverside, Illinois which she loved so much. The date will be determined by the family based on Covid related public health guidelines.
During her lifetime Kathryn volunteered to help the homeless, animal shelters, and shelters for abused women. If you would like to make a memorial contribution in her name please direct it to one of these charities in your area.
Published by Suburban Life Publications from Aug. 9 to Aug. 12, 2021.