Mary Ellen Kratochvil, 88

Mary Ellen Kratochvil (nee Stephens), 88, of Brookfield, died June 6, 2015.

Ms. Kratochvil was born Feb. 11, 1927 and was the wife of James A. Kratochvil, who preceded his wife in death. 

She worked as a church secretary and was a former Girl Scout leader and member of the Mary Queen of Heaven and St. Patrick women’s clubs.

Ms. Kratochvil was the mother of Barbara Kratochvil, Mary Ann Kratochvil, James (Jill) Kratochvil and Joseph (Mary Ann) Kratochvil; the grandmother of Kristin (David) Smith, Kelly (John) Malina, James (Jennifer) Kratochvil, Joseph Kratochvil and John Kratochvil; the great-grandmother of Abby Malina, Jordyn Kratochvil, Christian Smith and John Malina; the sister of Gladys (Gene) Doering; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is on Tuesday, June 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 10 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave. in Brookfield, followed by interment at St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery in McHenry. 

Memorial donations are appreciated to the St. Barbara Food Pantry, 9300 47th St., Brookfield, Illinois, 60513 or the Crystal Lake Food Pantry, 257 King St., Crystal Lake, Illinois, 60014.