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PEORIA - Kathleen Gallivan Crawmer, 61, of Champaign, the daughter-in-law of a Peoria woman, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 403 W. Clark St., Champaign. Monsignor Albert Hallin and Father Dennis Spohrer will officiate. Owens Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Holy Cross Parish Center.

Kathleen was born on Sept. 25, 1951, at Mercy Hospital in Urbana, a daughter to James and Ann Gallivan. They survive.

Other survivors include her husband of 41 years, Daniel R. Crawmer; two sons, Charles Jeffrey (Jacinda) Crawmer of Champaign and Timothy James (Kathryn) Crawmer of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five grandchildren, McKenna, Jake, Claire, Jane and George and a grandson expected in February 2013; three brothers, Lyle (Mary) Gallivan of Denver, Colo., Thomas (Ping) Gallivan of White Plains, N.Y., and Hugh (Janet) Gallivan of Champaign; two sisters, Rebecca (Ronald) Bredehoft of Westcliffe, Colo., and Nancy (Chris) Cleveland of Chicago; 13 nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Jeffrey (Carol) Crawmer of Peoria; sister-in-law, Judy (Mike) Anderson of Ames, Iowa; and her mother-in-law, Rubie Crawmer of Peoria.

Kathleen attended St. Matthew's Grade School and graduated from Centennial High School in Champaign. She furthered her education at Beloit College in Wisconsin and graduated from Arizona State University. She worked at Carle Foundation Hospital as a medical technologist for 25 years.

She was a former officer in the Pi Beta Sorority Alumni Association, a past president of Gallivan Corp., a former member of Holy Cross Parish Finance Committee and co-president of Central Illinois Naval Academy Parents Club.

Her interests included sewing, swimming, reading, bicycle riding, sailing and travel. She dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Parish, the high school of St. Thomas More or the .

Condolences may be offered at www.owensfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 9, 2012
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