Kathryn S. Burgess (Brant), 55, of Genoa passed away on Sunday, June 4th at 3:15 a.m. at her residence. Kathy was born March 25, 1962 to Richard and Rebecca Brant. She is survived by her husband Joe Burgess, Jr., Genoa, IL.; her three children, Joe F. Burgess, III (Corey), Hudson, IL, Michael R. Burgess, Norfolk, VA, Amie K. Burgess, Fort Collins, CO.; her granddaughter Brylee P. Burgess (Joe); her siblings Cyndi Colgan (Ron), Chillicothe, IL, Mark Brant (Joan) Naperville, IL, Sara Surin (Tom), Chicago, IL and an uncle Tom Brant (Bobbi) Encinitas, CA. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents. Kathy and Joe were married on June 16,1984 in Knoxville, IL. Kathy was a 1980 graduate of Henry-Senachwine High School and a 1984 graduate of Monmouth College. She worked as a Unit Secretary at OSF St. Mary's Galesburg, IL, a Teacher's Aide Pontiac IL and Villa Grove IL and as a Substitute Teacher Genoa-Kingston CUSD #424, Genoa, IL. Her love of her family and those surrounding her family was evident in the way she lived her life giving to others in need. She was famous for making cookies, gardening and for her interior design skills. Her warm smile always seemed to make others feel better. She loved substitute teaching and made an impact on countless student's lives. A visitation to celebrate of her life will be held on Thursday, June 8th from 3:00-7:00 PM at the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. The family will continue to greet friends and family Friday, June 9th from 10:00 AM - Noon at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, IL. A private graveside service will follow at the Knoxville Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her honor to the Genoa-Kingston Educational Foundation or The Monmouth College Student Fund in care of the Butala Funeral Home, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL. 60178. For info to to sign the online guest book, go to www.butalafuneralhomes.com or call 815-895-2833.
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