Former Palos East Principal Patricia Creevy Dies
Patricia Creevy, a longtime District 118 educator, died after a long illness.
Patricia Creevy, a longtime Palos Heights resident and administrator with District 118, has died after an illness.
Creevy was an administrator and teacher with Palos Consolidated School District 118 for 21 years, before retiring in 2008. Creevy began with District 118 as a third grade teacher and served as principal of Palos East Elementary School from 2001 until her retirement.
She was the mother of three sons, Brian, Michael and the late Christopher. Mrs. Creevy is also survived by her siblings Michael (Bea) Clegg, Susan (Jim) Dower, Donna (John) Carey, and Dennis (Becky) Clegg. She was the partner of the late Jon Hunter and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 at noon before a memorial service at 2p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 7800 W. McCarthy Road in Palos Heights.
The family is asking that instead of flowers, donations can be made to Palos Community Hospital Hospice Care Services, 15295 E. 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439.
Below is a poem that Mrs. Creevy wrote herself that is still used for Palos 118's annual Teacher Recognition Tea:
To teach, to serve,
To be a part,
Of molding children’s minds and hearts.
A monumental task,
That goes beyond the school bells’ chimes.
To work with youth,
A special breed,
That sets no limits to exceed.
To read, to write,
To hold a hand,
Regardless of the day’s demands.
The years, the decades,
Learning shared from class to class.
To question, to answer,
With patient replies.
For in your hand the future lies.