Katherine Ruth Wiseman, 24, of Chicago, formerly of Chatham, passed too soon from this world to the next on Saturday (Aug. 8, 2020) after a short battle with aggressive ovarian cancer.


Born Nov. 10, 1995, in Springfield, Katie is survived by her parents, Scott and Michelle Wiseman of Golconda, formerly of Chatham, her sister, Meg, who attends Loyola University in Chicago, and her companion, Kevin Frank, of Chicago.


Katie is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, including: Maternal grandparents, Keith and Sandra Gentry of Golconda, formerly of Chatham and Geneseo; paternal grandmother, Diane Wiseman of Mt. Holly, N.C., formerly of Heyworth; uncles Brad Gentry (Teri) of Virden, Steve Wiseman (Kelly) of Cary, N.C., Matt Wiseman (Christy) of Yadkinville, N.C.; aunt Patti Montgomery (Chris) of Mt. Holly, N.C. Katie was also close to her first cousins: Macey, Bailey and Brett Wiseman and Lauren Montgomery.


Katie’s paternal grandfather, Donald C. Wiseman of Mt. Holly, N.C., formerly of Heyworth, and her Godmother, Nancy L. Bridges-Mickelson of Golconda, preceded her in death.


A third-year law student at DePaul University in Chicago, where she was the Student Bar Association’s director of communications, Katie completed her undergraduate degree in 2018 in Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she joined the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. She graduated high school at Interlochen Arts Academy near Traverse City, Michigan, in 2014 after attending Ball-Chatham Schools through her freshman year Glenwood High School.


Plans for memorials and celebrations of life are pending. Funeral services are being provided by Aly Funeral Home Golconda, IL. Visit alyfh.com to leave an online condolence.


In lieu of flowers, Kate's family would encourage donations to any of these three organizations, and please include Kate's name in the notes or comments: The Interlochen Arts Academy/Center for the Arts P.O. Box 199 Interlochen, MI 49643 www.interlochen.org, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110, New York, NY 10122 www.give.ocrahope.org, Humor Beats Cancer