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Kathleen M. Wheaton Obituary


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“I met Kathy when her niece and my dear friend Meredith passed away in a horrible car accident. She made comforted me at the visitation and the...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Maria - Rockford, IL

“Hey aunt Kathy :) A few days ago was the 6th motn marking of your passing :( I still visit this site. It helps me remember you. & seeing everything...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Cassidy Caples - Machesney Park., IL

“A few days ago was 2 motnhs since she passed! I miss her more and more everyday! Shine bright in heaven, beautiful:)<3 ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Cassidy Caples - Machesney Park, IL

“Kathy was my aunt. My hero & my bestfriend! I miss her more and more everyday! Life is so hard without her here by my side! It hurts!! I miss her...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Cassidy - Machesney Park, IL

“Aunt Kathy was my Peter Pan... no matter my age I always felt young and happy and always surrounded by love and laughter... She was the most...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: little Kathy - lagrange, GA

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6 of 11 | Posted by: little Kathy - lagrange, GA

“To my Hero my beloved Aunt Kathy. I am so happy to have had the 50yrs of my life with you in it. You taught me so much. Love and Laughter....Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: MICHELLE LYNN ANDERSON-Caples - IL

“To my Hero, My beloved Aunt Kathy. I am so Happy to have had the 50yrs of my life with you in it. You taught me so much. Love and Laughter I loved...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: MICHELLE LYNN ANDERSON-Caples - IL

“I love you so much and will miss you even more! You ment the world to everyone. Especially my daughters and I, you were an amazing grandmother and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Nicole Schmid - grandaughter

“I love you grandma you were always there for all of us I misssssss you ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: cody swinney - rockford, IL

“The world lost a very special woman. :'(. Words can't express what she meant to so many people throughout her lifetime. She didn't give birth to...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Gloyd - Rockford, IL


Kathleen M. Wheaton, 67, of Rockford passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Kathleen was born September 5, 1945, in Rockford, daughter to Elvin and Dorothy (Ring) Anderson. She was a very strong person and kept her sense of humor during her long battle with cancer. She was nurturing to friends and family and everyone called her Nana. Kathleen enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, watching John Wayne movies and making people laugh.
Married Robert Wheaton March 26, 1966. Robert passed away December 31, 1999, having been married to Kathleen for 33 years.
Survived by step daughter, Diane (Charles) Gloyd; grandchildren, Nicole (Adam) Schmid, Elizabeth Gloyd, Adam (Tasha) Nelson, Cody Swinney; 5 great-grandchildren, brothers, Wayne (Colleen ) Anderson, Gary (Judy) Anderson; sister, Marlene Meredith; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Very special niece, Rebecca Anderson and special friends, Kathy and Jerry Dye.
Predeceased by parents, husband, Robert and niece, Meredith Berg and nephew Joshua Anderson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at United Lutheran Church, 3630 N. Rockton Avenue, Rockford, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. till time of service. Pastor Krista Zimmerman will be officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family.

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