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Kathy Whitacre


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Kathy Whitacre Obituary
KATHY L. WHITACRE, 61 BELVIDERE - Kathy L. Whitacre, 61, of Belvidere, went to the Lord on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in her home, surrounded by family and friends, following a courageous battle with Melanoma. Born on March 24, 1953, in Belvidere, the daughter of Waldo and Margaret (Mulholland) Trueblood. She graduated from Belvidere High School, Class of 1971. Kathy married David Whitacre in Belvidere at the Calvary Baptist Church, March 11, 1972. She worked as a noon-aid at Perry Elementary School as well as a professional seamstress. Kathy attended First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, boating, rummage sales, antiquing, karaoke, attending live music events, and playing the piano. Her main passion was hosting family Christmas celebrations in her home. Kathy was a proud mother of three boys. She is survived by her husband, David; 3 sons, Corey (Micki) Whitacre, Ryan Whitacre, Brett (Kate) Whitacre; granddaughter, Cynthia Whitacre; 2 brothers, Timothy Trueblood, Michael (Shelly) Trueblood; 2 sisters, Dawn (Hermie) Legaspi; Wendy (Howard) Pearson; special sister, Clariene (Russell) Kindberg. She is preceded in death by grandparents; parents; brother, Patrick Trueblood; and special brother, Steve Jacobson. A special thank you to Heartland Hospice, her nurse, Chandra, her CNA, Misty and Chaplain, Pam. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Kopp, officiating. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Av. A second visitation at the church on Friday, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to the Whitacre Family. To express condolences online, please visit www.andersonfcs.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2014
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