November 8, 2017
GENESEO, Ill. — Kathy A. Gleason, 63, of Geneseo, formerly of Kewanee, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo. Father Michael Pakula will celebrate. Inurnment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo, where the Rosary was recited at 6:45 p.m. Memorials may be left to St. Malachy Catholic Church. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded.
Kathy was born on June 22, 1954, the daughter of Robert and Loretta Swarts, in Kewanee, Illinois. She graduated from Kewanee High School, furthering her education at Black Hawk College-East Campus, where she received her LPN, and Black Hawk College-Quad-Cities Campus, where she received her RN. Kathy married Don Gleason at the Visitation Church in Kewanee on September 23, 1978. She worked as an RN at Hammond Henry Hospital for 25 years and Genesis Medical Center, Silvis, for five years. Kathy loved to cook, spend time in her flower garden, and participate in girls' night out with her friends. She will be remembered for bringing her longtime, loving friends together. Kathy was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and Geneseo Women of the Moose.
She is survived by her husband Don, Geneseo; her sons, Matt (Molly) Gleason, Long Grove, Iowa, and Mark Gleason, East Moline; five grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Kathy is also survived by her very special aunt, Patricia Fredrickson-Olson, Prior Lake, Minnesota.
Kathy was preceded in death by her mother and father.
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