June 9, 1950 – January 29, 2013
Kathleen Patricia “Kathy” Lydon, 62, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at her home in Urbandale. In agreement with her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service celebrating Kathy’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 1, at Iles Funeral Homes, Westover Chapel in Des Moines. A private interment will take place at a later date at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.
Kathy was born on June 9, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Jack and Rosemary (Costello) Sinnott. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy High School and later graduated from Drake University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. On August 19, 1972, Kathy married Robert Joseph “Robb” Lydon in Des Moines, and their marriage was blessed with two children. She was a member of Iowa Genealogical Society. Kathy was very close to her family. For years, she did a weekly newsletter for the family with stories and pictures and titled it The Sinnott Family Newsletter. She was an extraordinary hostess and caretaker of others. Kathy loved to travel to England, France, Belgium, Canada, and throughout the United States, including Hawaii. Kathy enjoyed listening to music; watching T.V. shows, like NCIS; and classic cinema. She loved animals, especially her loving miniature schnauzers, “Hans” and “Fritz”.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 40 years, Robb Lydon of Urbandale; son, Brion Lydon of Urbandale; daughter, Michele Lydon of Urbandale; three brothers, Dr. James (Suzy) Sinnott of Coquille, OR, Bob Sinnott of Grimes, and Tom (Patty) Sinnott of Lakeland, FL; one sister, Ann (Rick) Rumer of Des Moines; one sister-in-law, Kathy Jo Lydon of Urbandale; eight nieces and nephews; several cousins; and a dear family friend like a brother, Bryan Doty of Des Moines. Kathy was preceded into eternal life by her parents; a younger sister, Mary Sinnott; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Sinnott.
Memorial contributions may be made in Kathy Lydon’s name to John Stoddard Cancer Center, Iowa Health Home Care Hospice, or Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Westover Chapel 6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com