Kathy A. Gleason, 63, of Geneseo, formerly of Kewanee, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, in Peoria. A funeral mass celebrating her life was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. Inurnment was at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a 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 A. Gleason, 63, of Geneseo, formerly of Kewanee, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, in Peoria. A funeral mass celebrating her life was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. Inurnment was at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a 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 June 22, 1954, in Kewanee, the daughter of Robert and Loretta Swarts. She graduated from Kewanee High School, furthering her education at Black Hawk College East, where she received her LPN, and Black Hawk College West, where she received her RN. Kathy married Don Gleason at Visitation Church, in Kewanee, on Sept. 23, 1978. She worked as an RN at Hammond-Henry Hospital for 25 years and Genesis Medical Center, in 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 the Geneseo Women of the Moose.

She is survived by her husband, Don, of Geneseo; her sons, Matt (Molly) Gleason, of Long Grove, Iowa; and Mark Gleason, of East Moline; as well as five grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. She also is survived by her very special aunt, Patricia Fredrickson-Olson, of Prior Lake, Minn. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.