EAST PEORIA - Kimberley L. Cates, 45, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her residence.
Kim was born Aug. 17, 1967, in Peoria, Ill., to Leo Sr. and Karen Hagg Schuck. She married Christopher Cates on Feb. 6, 2003, in the Bahamas, and they were together 19 years.
Surviving is her husband, Chris Cates of East Peoria, Ill.; daughter, Lyndsey (Jeff Newport) Burdette of East Peoria, Ill.; her parents, Leo Sr. and Karen Schuck of Creve Coeur, Ill.; sister, Tonya (Roy A. Sr.) Mechling of Creve Coeur, Ill.; three brothers, Leo H. Schuck Jr., Bryan M. Schuck and William A. Schuck, all of Creve Coeur, Ill.; one niece; and five nephews.
Kim was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and one nephew, Jamie M. Stocker.
Kim was a caregiver for the state Division of Rehabilitation Services for over seven years.
Kim was an avid animal lover and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan. She had a beautiful smile and a very giving heart that never turned anyone in need away.
Kim was a member of Eastside Mennonite Church in East Peoria.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Remmert Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Weber will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to T.A.P.S.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.RemmertFuneralHome.com.
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