Kathleen Ahern, beloved wife of Walter J.; loving mother of Mary Ann (Steven) Stubitz, Jim (Betsy), Paul (Maureen) Ahern, Carol (Gary) Thelen, Ted (Katy) Ahern and Nancy (David) Gelpke; cherished grandmother of 18; dear sister of Richard (Patricia), the late John (the late Isabelle), the late Paul (Patricia) Cronin, the late Ann (the late William) Corrigan and the late Fr. Edward Cronin, O.M.I.; fond aunt of many. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Della Cronin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Academy Library, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness, IL 60067. Funeral Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness. Entombment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy, Palatine and Saturday, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at church. 847-359-8020. Published in the Chicago Tribune from 12/29/2005 - 12/30/2005.