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, March 2, 1936 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
OLD CARPENTERSVILLE - Kathryn J. Wavrin (nee Boyd), age 78, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Kathryn was born in Moline, Illinois, March 2, 1936 to Emmert and Ethel (nee Harbert) Boyd. Kathy was a devoted and loving wife. She was united in marriage June 6, 1961 to Melvin "Buster" Wavrin in Rock Island, Illinois. Kathy attended Rock Island High School, where she graduated Salutatorian in 1954. She went on to graduate from Augustana College, Summa Cum Laude, and began, what would become, a very fulfilling a teaching career. Kathy taught Spanish at Dundee High School and Dundee Crown. She was an avid gardener and belonged to the West Dundee Garden Club, where she would host Teas and Garden walks. She also loved tracing her genealogy and traced her "roots" back to the 1600's. Kathy is preceded in death by her parents and 2 infant brothers at birth. She is survived by her husband, Buster, her sister Alice "AJ" Pilcher, her nephew William Pilcher, his 2 children and 2 grandchildren. Kathy was a treasure to so many and will be missed by all. Visitation will be Monday August 4, 2014 at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee, 60118, from 3-7 PM. Services and Interment will be private in Rock Island, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Kathryn's honor has been set up at First American Bank, West Dundee. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com. For info, please call 847-426-3436.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Aug. 3, 2014
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