Janet Kathryn Nolan, nee Keatley,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 25th, 2013

Janet Kathryn Nolan, nee Keatley, lynchpin of the Nolan family, met Jesus face to face on April 24, 2013. Her graceful departure was celebrated by her family at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Janet partnered with her husband John in founding and growing “The Nolan Agency, Inc.” over the past 28 years. She was a kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother who also grew a wonderful family.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Kathleen Keatley and her sister Betty Keatley. In addition to her husband John, she leaves behind 5 great kids; John (Rhiannon), Jennifer (Dennis) Buchanan, Lucy(Frank) Torres, Jean Nolan (her friend Dave Palmer) and Peter Nolan (fiancé Renee Renello). She also leaves behind 11 grandkids; Patrick Nolan, Killian Nolan, Conley Nolan, Christine Buchanan, Brett Buchanan, Holly Buchanan, Frank Torres, Sarah Torres, Allison Torres, Nolan Shipley and Benjamin Shipley.

Janet also left behind another huge part of her life; sisters-in-law: Sister Lucy Nolan,S.P., Sister Carol Nolan, S.P. and Sister Nancy Nolan, S.P.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Sunday 3-9 p.m. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St. Lombard with a Memorial Mass held Monday 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church 114 S. Elizabeth, Lombard.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Sisters of Providence, Ministry Fund would be appreciated. c/o 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary of the Woods, IN 47876.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Pat Fausett says:

    What a dear, dear lady! Rich and I were very priviledged to know her and spend time with Janet and John in Lombard, Las Vegas, and Los Altos. She was very loved by so many and she DID make the world a better place.

  2. Richard S. Pluth says:

    John and family. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I am pretty sure that I know Janet before John met her. A great woman! She will be missed by her family and friends.

    Richard Pluth, 3 Kendall on Oxford
    Rolling Meadows, Il 60008
    Phone 847 705 5365

  3. Kathy Jaycox says:

    John and All —
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you. You were so blessed to have Janet in your life. I feel sure that Helena and Paul joined the Keatleys in leading the welcoming committee as she entered through heaven’s gate. Take good care —

  4. Tony Riley says:

    John and Family
    We are sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with your family!

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