Kay Jean Peterson, 67, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2022.
Kay was born in Chicago on January 27, 1955, the daughter of the late Ralph "Bubba" Ayala and Betty Ayala, nee Fero.
Loving wife of Arthur Sr.
Beloved mother of Arthur Jr. and Michael (Jennifer Bartels).
Proud Grandmother of Kyler, Rylen, Greydon, Brandon and Colin.
Sister of Vicki Mahnke, Kathy Ayala and Nick (Karen) Ayala.
Aunt to Candi Mahnke, Keith Mahnke Jr., the late Eddie Shier Jr., Samantha Ayala, Sarah Ayala and Nick Ayala Jr.
A lifelong friend to many.
Kay made her home in Franklin Park and worked for high school District 212 and elementary school District 84 for over 20 years.
Her favorite pastimes were playing the slots and shopping.
She mostly enjoyed spending time with her family, she loved staying connected to everyone and often acted as a mother-figure to those she cherished most.