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Kathleen Rose "Kay" Philpott
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Obituary for Kathleen Rose "Kay" Philpott

Kathleen Rose "Kay" Philpott (nee Sweeney), age 81, a resident of Naperville, IL since 2015, formerly of Chicago and Geneva, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville. She was born April 18, 1937 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved wife of James J. "Jim" Philpott, whom she married October 11, 1958, loving mother of Kathleen (Phillip) Joschko of Wheaton, IL, James "Jim" (Kathleen) Philpott of Wheaton, Maureen (John) Schneidau of Schaumburg, IL and the late Patrick Philpott, adored grandmother of Jeff (Danielle) Joschko and Laura Joschko; Patrick, Bridget and Daniel Philpott; Megan, Matthew and Michael Schneidau, devoted daughter of the late Roy and Rose (nee Soutar) Sweeney, dear sister of the late Elizabeth Gray, fond cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Kay grew up in Chicago, attended St. Gall Parish and was a graduate of Lourdes High School. A loving homemaker, Kay raised her family in Chicago's Mount Greenwood neighborhood and was a member of St. Christina Catholic Church. Kay loved arts and crafts and was president of FAETA. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

Additional Visitation Wednesday, August 1, 9:00-10:00 AM at St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 AM at St. Patrick's Residence. A luncheon will follow the funeral mass.

Family and friends will meet Wednesday, 2:30 PM at the chapel in St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL for committal services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:

St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 416-6565,


Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, (847) 933-2413,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540





9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM
St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Cemetery

8700 S. Hamlin Ave.
Evergreen Park, Illinois 60805

Memorial Contribution

St. Patrick's Residence

1400 Brookdale Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Alzheimer’s Association - Illinois Chapter

8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago , IL 60631

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