PEORIA - Kathy Diane Wakeman, 58, of Peoria passed away at 8:24 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, after her battle with breast cancer.
Kathy was born on Nov. 8, 1955, in Peoria to James T. and Annie Adell (Rhoten) Foster. She married Steven A. Wakeman on Oct. 28, 2006. He survives.
She is also survived by her son, Shane D. Christiansen of Pelion, S.C.; stepsons, Derek S. (Jennifer) Wakeman of St. Louis and Dustin R. Wakeman of Chicago; granddaughter, Kiersten Christiansen; stepgrandchildren, Zachary, Alyssa and Connor; and two brothers, Darryl Foster and James Foster.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Thomas and David.
Kathy was a member of the Prairieland Koi and Pond Society.
She loved gardening, doting on her grandchildren, traveling and socializing with friends.
A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today, July 10, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Pastor Tom Eckhardt will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the service at the mortuary. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Kathy believed quality health care is a right for every American; therefore, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Heartland Community Health Clinic.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.