Kathleen F. Gray

September 4, 1927 - February 27, 2013
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Mrs. Kathleen F. Gray

Kathleen Flanagan Gray, 85, of Belvidere, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in her home. Kathy was born September 4, 1927 in Houghton, Michigan, to William Watkins and Rosell (Frazier) Flanagan. She was married to Jerry Cornelius Gray on February 26, 1948, in Hanover, Indiana. Survivors include four children, Jerry F. (Cynthia) Gray, Mansfield, Texas; Deborah S. (Robert) Sander, Palatine, Illinois; Daniel L. (Vesta) Gray, Charlotte, North Carolina; and David R. (Kimberly) Gray, East Peoria, Illinois; twelve grandchildren, Mindy, Andy, Billy, and Katey Gray; Amy (Chris) Gatwood, Megan (Brian) Daley; Whitney and Haley Gray; Mitchell, Ethan, Matthew and Suzanne Gray; two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Ava; brother, William Watkins Flanagan, II, Dover Delaware, and two nephews. Kathy is preceded in death by her parents and husband on September 21, 1996. A resident of Belvidere since 1976, Kathy was formerly a substitute teacher and was a member of the Retired Teachers Organization, Belvidere Woman’s Club, Alpha Delta Pi, Panhellenic Society, and was also an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Belvidere and it’s Naomi Circle. She was a graduate of Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. Kathy’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She delighted in knowing she had raised her children well and was most proud of them. Her warm, fun-loving personality and positive attitude about life was an inspiration to all who knew her.

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Funeral Services 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home 218 W. Hurlbut Av. The Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp, pastor of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will take place in Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday in the funeral home.


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Born: September 4, 1927
Died: February 27, 2013

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bev gibson posted on 3/1/13

Kathy will definitely be missed.


Dan Parker posted on 3/4/13

Jerry, Dan, Debra and Dave, please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom. Mrs. Gray was one of the lovliest women I have ever known. I will never forget the friendliness and kindness she extended to me.God BlessDan Parker


Jeff and Susan Mowbray posted on 3/3/13

Dave, Kim and Family,We were so very sorry to hear of you mother's passing. We feel truly blessed to have met and known her as she was like family to us and the girls. Her smiles, laughter and kindness were among the many things we remember. I know she will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Love you all,Jeff, Susan, Taylor and Lauren Mowbray


Sue Walters Holmes posted on 3/2/13

Dear Dave and family,So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was always so sweet and happy! I am sure you'll miss her terribly. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Sue Walters Holmes


Mike & Linda Wayne posted on 3/2/13

Cindy & Jerry & Family:Jerry, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Kathy was a joy to be around, always happy and upbeat. We will have a mass said for her. With much love in your time of sorrow.-Mike & Linda


donald and paulette daley posted on 3/1/13

Always enjoyed seeing Megan's grandmother and saying hello. We will miss her and offer our thoughts and prayers to her family.


Karen Bangert posted on 3/1/13

There was NEVER A MOMENT when I saw Kathy that she wasn't smiling and laughing and telling me such amazing stories. I used to tell Kim to let me know when she was visiting them in East Peoria so I could go over and see her. She had a certain personality that would "draw you in" and you just couldn't let go or look forward to the enxt time you saw her again. She will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart! I only wish I had gotten to know her more. She was such a ray of sunshine........


Donna B. Vickers, R.N. posted on 3/1/13

I only met her twice, but it was a joy to have her in our home at Christmas time the past two years. She was a very nice lady and seemed to enjoy being with everyone, especially being able to come to Texas and visit with her son and his family. I know you all will miss her. Donna B. Vickers, R,N, Nurse, Alternative Education Center, Mansfield, TX


Cathy Glosser posted on 3/3/13

I was so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Gray. She was such a wonderful, loving, and interesting person - so full of life. I ALWAYS enjoyed being in her company, and came to love her as family too. Much love, and prayers are with all of yo


Bob & Judy Lindquist posted on 3/7/13

To the family, I'm so sorry for your loss, we lived across the street from Kathy, she was agreat neighbor & friend, and oh so much fun to be around. sorry for your loss and ours also,we loved her.