Patricia Ann Kean

April 23, 1929April 26, 2013

Patricia Harvey Kean, 84, of Barrington, IL, passed away, Friday, April 26, 2013, at The Garlands of Barrington. Patricia was born in Kansas City, MO. She received her bachelor degree at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO and her graduate degrees at Northwestern University, in Evanston, IL. She taught in Kansas City before moving to Evanston, where she was a teacher and administrator until her retirement in 1984. She was as Assistant Professor at Northwestern University for seven years. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Evanston. Survivors include two sons, Raymond (Kerry), Barrington, IL and Richard (Donna), Palatine, IL; five grandchildren, Emily, Bradley, Jennifer, Lyle, and Clare; and her devoted friend, Sharon Pitchman. Memorials may be given to: St. Michael's Episcopal Church or JourneyCare Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Kean, her parents, Loree and Lyle Harvey and her sister, Shirley Grigsby. Private services will be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, IL. Arrangements were entrusted to Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home. For more information, please call 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be expressed at


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Sue Boundy

June 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Pat in Evanston when I was a new math teacher and she was a wonderful mentor. I have thought of her often, and the lessons she taught me about working with diverse students and being a life-long learner.

May 14, 2013

Thank you for informing me of your mother's passing. We worked together for many years both as classroom teachers and as administrators of the Gifted Child project in Evanston, We had lots of fun together and really enjoyed each other.
We kept in touch through the mail in the last few years, sharing information about our families. She was so proud of her children and grand children. I'm sure you will miss her but she lived a good long life. My thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Annette Grubman

Heather Stull

May 11, 2013

Dear Ray & Kerry and Richard & Donna, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always appreciate your mother's help with math while growing up on Forestview as while as remembering your noisy bird. I will always remember what a wonderful person your mother was.
Sincerely, Heather Naleid Stull

May 3, 2013

Dear Ray, Kerry, Emily, Brad, and Jenny, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of loss and transition. May God's many blessings and comfort be upon you. With our love, The Qualiardi Familly

Greg Salm

May 2, 2013

Ray and Kerry, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeannine and Greg Salm