Phoenix Memorial Park & Mortuary

200 West Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ


Kathy Jo O'Reilly

August 22, 1954March 18, 2020

Kathy Jo O’Reilly, 65, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 18, 2020. Also, affectionally known as Kmom by her daughters. Kathy was born on August 22, 1954 in Kansas City, Kansas to Lola Birtciel and the late Alvin Rimmel.

Kathy is survived by her loving, devoted husband of 30 years, Sean-thomas O’Reilly, her daughter Krista Hughes, grandson Frankie J. Brusco IV, her daughter Lora Stine Birtciel and mothers Lola Birtciel and Nancy Rimmel, sisters Kelly Birtciel, Ginger Korbe, and Pam Hain. Kathy is preceded in death by her fathers Alvin Rimmel and Dennis Birtciel, and brother Steve Birtciel.

Kathy worked as a legal secretary at Bryan Cave for about 18 years before working part-time at a local library, which she really enjoyed. She loved to travel the world with her husband, play Scrabble, work on puzzles, and watch Wheel of Fortune. She also enjoyed spending time with family, reading, and working in her garden. Kathy was an incredible wife, mother, daughter, sister, grammy, and friend. She was fiercely loved and will be greatly missed.


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Kathy Jo O'Reilly

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Kelly Birtciel

March 30, 2020

This morning I couldn’t get the song from Michael Jackson “Baby with your High Heels On” our if my mind. Then I remembered this is the song we use to dance to together in our high heels. 💜