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She was active in several lodges and loved traveling to Europe and the Holy Island.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and their families.
She will be remembered as someone who brought warmth, generosity, and kindness to all those around her. Burial will be in the Knob Prairie Cemetery near Akin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Benton/West City Ministerial Alliance or the American Humane Society, and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
She is survived by her children; Lynn Alligood and husband Bob, of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Cindy Lowery of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Robert Lowery and wife Lisa, of Benton, grandchildren; Kathleen Wubker and husband Brian, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Olivia Lowery of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, Christopher Lowery of Springfield, Clarence Wade Lowery of Jacksonville, Florida, Ryan Lowery of Benton, and Mackenzie Lowery of Neptune Beach, Florida, great-grandchildren; Lillian Kathleen Warpinski, Sophia Wubker, Bennett Wubker, Oliver Reichel, and Christian Reichel, nephew; Bill Lowery of Benton, sister; Kay Cheek of Pinckneyville; and many nieces and nephews. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Benton, with Rev. To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Kathleen, visit Muriel (Ishmael) Shaw, 96, formerly of Sesser, IL.
She was born to Willie and Flora Overturf on March 16, 1930 in Buckner, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Heisner, a daughter, Sandra Heisner, grandson, Zebulen Blake, son-in-law, Danny La Rue, her parents, Willie Overturf and Flora (Smith) Overturf, one sister and five brothers.
She is survived by her daughters Deborah Mesa (Rolla, MO), Pamela Blake (Bisbee, AZ), Lara (James Polm) (Bisbee, AZ) and Rhonda La Rue (Bisbee, AZ); eleven grandchildren David (Lulu) Mesa (TX), Jamie Mesa (MO), Dallas Mesa (SC), Remo (Kelly) Blake (AZ), Carlos (Melissa) Lopez (AZ), Jeremy (Yvonne) Heisner (AZ), Angel Beach (AZ), Ricky (Katlyn) Beach (NJ), Christy Cardona (AZ), Tina (Bryan) Vanonese (AZ), Danny (Cheyenne) La Rue (AZ); one sister Wanda (John) Vleminekx (PA); 24 Great Grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
She is survived by her son Larry (Dottie) Lawrence of Marion; five grandchildren Sharon (Phil) Brown, Jeff (Patrice) Lawrence, Scott (Sandy) Lawrence, Troy (Cari) Lawrence, and Kent (Joanna) Lawrence; and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sam, her parents, two sons infant Roger Leon Lawrence, Bill Lawrence and daughter-in-law Pat Lawrence, four sisters Pearl Brown, Blanche Goff, Betty Little Hale, Virginia White, two brothers Everett Brown and Louie Brown. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; sister; Ramona Hill, and son; Clarence Clyde “C. passed away on October 29th, 2017 She was preceded in death by her husband, William Shaw, her parents and brother.