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Kathryn "Kay" Marye Faith Leeson
August 9, 1934 ~ March 13, 2019 (age 84)
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Kathryn “Kay” Marye Faith Leeson, 84, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Lincolnshire Place in Loves Park, Illinois. Kay was born to Bessie Irene (Baumgardner) and Charles Leslie Moore August 9, 1934 in Durand, Illinois. She was a devoted and loving mother to her four children. Graduated Rockford College with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1971 and in 1976 she graduated with an M.S. Special Education at Northern Illinois University. She became the coordinator of the Autistic Behavior Communication Program in Rockford, IL. Completed second M.S. Educational Psychology in 1982 and worked as a school psychologist in Rockford Public Schools until retirement. Shared 35 years of marriage with Plato Leeson. They enjoyed biking, traveling and spending time with family.
Survived by husband, Plato; daughters, Lecia (Brad) Milner and Nadine (Houston) Foist; sons, Mark Slabaugh (Mindy) and Warren (Lori) Slabaugh; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Shields and Lucille Shelly; nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her brother, Dale; grandson, Chase.
A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
Donations may be made to:
Alzheimer's Association 1111 South Alpine Road, #307, Rockford IL 61108 Tel: 1-800-272-3900 Web:http://www.alz.org
There's still time to send flowers to the Memorial Visitation at the Honquest Family Funeral Home-Loves Park Chapel from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on March 22, 2019.
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