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Kathryn M. Berres

October 5, 1937 June 30, 2017
Kathryn M. Berres
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Obituary for Kathryn M. Berres

Kathryn M. Berres, age 79, of Peoria, IL., passed away Friday June 30, 2017 at 11:05 PM at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home with her husband by her side.

She was born October 5, 1937 in Peoria, only daughter of Herb and Merton (Ellis) Wiedinger. Kay married Paul E. Berres on June 1, 1957 at St. Cecelia Church in Peoria. Kay is survived by her husband of 60 years and 3 sons, Paul Jr.(Maggie), Peter(Jody), and Patrick(Tricia) all of Peoria. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Ruth, Jack, Clare, Lucy, Kayla, Max, and Emily.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Kay graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Nauvoo, IL. Kay worked in the retail business many years in Peoria. She most enjoyed working at Underwood's Furniture Galleries as assistant in floral arrangements. Living in Peoria her whole life, she and Paul enjoyed boating on the Illinois River for over 50 years. After retiring Kay and Paul spent winters in Florida. During those years the pair travelled extensively in Paul's favorite Motor coach.

Kay started a domino club 12 years ago and was known as Domino Diva. Her pride and joy were her 3 sons and all her grandchildren. Over the years she enjoyed being outdoors, a pool, a boat, anywhere warm and sunny.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Funeral Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday July 7, 2017 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Peoria. A visitation will be a half hour before Mass. Father James Pallardy will officiate and burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Kay's memory to Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria or St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island, IL. 2200 88th Ave. West. Rock Island, IL. 61201

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

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

6

Jul

5:00 PM 7/6/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/6/2017 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

7

Jul

10:00 AM 7/7/2017 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7/7/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

7

Jul

10:30 AM 7/7/2017 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Sisters of St. Benedict Saint Marys Monastery

2200 88th Ave. West
Rock Island, IL 61281

Illinois Cancer Center

8940 N Wood Sage Rd
Peoria, IL 61615
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