Services set for Kaylah, Fund Established to Help Family
Dist. 123 provides tips and list of support services for parents to help children through grieving process over the summer. A charitable fund has also been established OLHMS student killed in pedestrian accident last week.
Visitation and funeral services for the eighth-grade student from Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School who was killed last week in a pedestrian accident are set for Thursday and Friday in Hometown.
Kaylah Lentine, 14, who would have graduated from the eighth grade this evening, will lie in state at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., in Hometown. Visitation will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, with interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery at 87th Street and Hamlin Ave., in Evergreen Park.
Oak Lawn-Hometown Dist. 123 also announced a fund established in Kaylah's name in an email to parents this morning. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to the Fifth/Third Bank of Oak Lawn, IL, at 4400 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453, to the attention of Danielle Pernice. Please make contributions payable as follows: “For the Benefit of Kaylah Lentine."
The school district has also provided services for parents to help their children with the grieving process over the summer. For tips on discussing grief and loss with children, parents may refer to an article by National Association of School Psychologists available on the D123 website.