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Kathryn E. Gilles

September 28, 1924 December 7, 2016
Kathryn E.  Gilles
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Obituary for Kathryn E. Gilles

Florida- Kathryn E. Gilles, age 92, of Melbourne FL, formerly from the Peoria area, passed
away at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at William Childs Hospice House in
Palm Bay, FL.

Kathryn was born on September 28, 1924 in Peoria, IL to Frank and Emma (Stevenson)
Mohn. She married Walter “Bud” Gilles on May 28,1945. Kathryn and Walter were blessed with 9 children. Surviving children are Debra Curtis (Allen) of Melbourne Beach, FL, Teresa Hulslander (Steven) of Tampa, FL, Cecilia Gilles-Sernick (Adam) of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Scott Gilles of Canton, IL. Kathryn is survived by one sister, Dorothy Bennett of St. Joseph, MI, 26 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 3 step great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband Walter, two infant sons, Michael and Walter II, two sons, Gregory and Bradley, one daughter, Beverly and one granddaughter, Sherri Ann Gilles.

Kathryn graduated from Elmwood High School in 1942 and worked at Caterpillar early
in her marriage. She was a florist in Elmwood, IL for several years. She loved flowers and
was an avid crocheter, making many items for family and one of her favorite charities,
The Humane Society. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her family.

In celebration of her life, there will be a Funeral Mass 11:30 am on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at St. Mary's Church in Kickapoo, IL, with a one hour prior visitation. Father Joseph Dondanville will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Kickapoo, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kathryn's name may be made to GiGi's Playhouse at gigisplayhouse.org.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

28

Jan

10:30 AM 1/28/2017 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/28/2017 11:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

28

Jan

11:30 AM 1/28/2017 11:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo

9910 W Knox St.
Kickapoo, IL 61528

St. Mary Catholic Church - Kickapoo
9910 W Knox St. Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Patrick Cemetery-Kickapoo Final Resting Place

1
Kickapoo, IL 61528

1 Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

GiGi's Playhouse

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