PEORIA - Kathlene Ann Budde, 56, of Herrin, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 10:46 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her loving husband and family.
Kathlene formerly worked as a bookkeeper for Town and Country Bank in Springfield, Ill.
Kathlene enjoyed being a wife and mother and her greatest joy in life was her grandchildren, Emma and Anna Beattie.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin and the Herrin Women's Club.
Kathlene was born Jan. 8, 1958, in Peoria, Ill., to Walter and Margaret (Long) Stein. Kathlene was united in marriage with Rex P. Budde on June 17, 1978, at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Peoria, Ill.
Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Rex Budde of Herrin; mother, Margaret Stein of Washington, Ill.; daughter and son-in-law, Paula Ann and Evan Beattie of Plainfield; son, Bradley Joseph Budde of Rockford; two granddaughters, Emma Beattie and Anna Beattie of Plainfield; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Janet Stein of Morton and John and Silka Stein of Louisburg, N.C.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and Brent Hartness of Swansboro, N.C., and Mary Ann and Dennis McDonnell of Washington, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Stein; and her grandmother, Margaret Long, whom she was very close to.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Interment will be in San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made in honor of Kathlene Budde to the SIH Cancer Center, c/o SIH Foundation, 1239 E. Main, Carbondale, IL 62902-3988, or online at http://www.sih.net/ways-to-give/sih-foundation/, and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.meredithwaddell.com.