Arlene Dorothy Vanderbilt

Arlene Dorothy Vanderbilt (nee Shimkus); beloved wife of Dr. Paul Vanderbilt; loving mother of Kim (Doug) Meier, Dr. Julie (Timothy) Vanderbilt Edwards and Michelle (Raymond) Sullivan; dearest grandmother of Justin, Amanda, Evan, Ivy, Violet, Beck, Savannah and Chase; dear sister-in-law of Robert Vanderbilt. Arlene attended Longwood Academy and graduated from Marquette University in 1959 with a degree in secondary education. She was very active in both Palos Fine Arts and the Palos Reads Club. She loved music, especially the Opera and Symphony. She was also a Theatre enthusiast, and directed many plays as both a high school and grade school English teacher. Her love of travel, shared with her husband, Paul, led her to places near and far. Some of her most precious moments, however, were spent with her grandchildren - caring for them when they were younger, and then attending sporting events and recitals, as well as shopping for treasures, as they grew. Christmas was the highlight of her year, and she always made the season special for the entire family. Visitation Tuesday 3-9 P.M. Funeral Wednesday 9:00 A.M. from Lawn Funeral Home 7732 W. 159th St. Orland Park, IL 60462 to St. Alexander Church Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment St. Casmir Cemetery. Funeral Info: 708-429-3200

3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday November 1, 2016
Lawn Funeral Home - Orland Park
7732 W. 159th St.
Orland Park, IL 60462 (Map/Directions)

10:00 A.M. on Wednesday November 2, 2016
St. Alexander Church
7025 W. 126th St.
Palos Heights, IL 60463 (Map/Directions)

St. Casimir Cemetery
4401 W. 111th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60655 (Map/Directions)