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Dorothy Catherine Howe (nee Lynch), 84. Dottie passed away quietly on June 3, 2013.

Beloved wife of the late John Joseph "Jack" Howe; cherished mother of Margie (Tom) Moran, Linda (Lisa) Howe-Ebright, John (Mary Ann), Bridget, Catherine (Jeff) Geen, Joseph, Patricia (Tony) Hinsberger, and Beth (Todd) Gibson; proud grandmother of Katie (Brian Dombroski), Maggie, Kelly, Michael, Jack, Joseph, Tessa, Anna, and Leo; great-grandmother of Charlotte; dear daughter of the late John and Josephine (nee Haffner) Lynch; loving sister of the late Margaret (late Chuck) Buddeke, the late Sr. Ellen Lynch, BVM., the late Loretta (late Vern) Lavigne, Cecelia (late Ed ) Landahl, and the late John (JoLynn); fond sister-in-law of the late Tom Howe, the late Marjorie Howe, the late Rosemary and Jim Brophy, the late Luke (Patricia) Howe, James (Mary) Howe, and the late William and Mary Howe; devoted aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy will be remembered for her passion for politics and social justice, her wacky art projects, creative recipes, and for her deep faith in her Lord and friend, Jesus Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, 1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 or

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or

A celebration of her life is being planned for a later date.