Cheryl Ann Kates
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Cheryl Ann Kates, 59, died at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home in Springfield.
Cheryl was born April 22, 1955, in Springfield, the daughter of James and Mary Elizabeth VonDeBur Kates.
Cheryl was employed for more than 40 years as a Marketing Support Specialist for AT&T. She loved her family and doted on her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerome "Jerry" Kates.
She is survived by her parents, James and Mary Kates of Rochester; siblings: Jim (wife, Nancy) Kates of Rochester, Steve (wife, Kelly) Kates of Springfield, Chris (wife, Claudia) Kates of Winston-Salem, N.C., Matt (wife, Jan) Kates of Wheaton, Donna (husband, George) Wanless of Springfield, Mary Beth (husband, Roger) McClintock, and Rachel (husband, Michael) Copp, both of Rochester; 15 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at St. Jude Church, 633 S. Walnut St., Rochester, IL with the Rev. R. Dean Probst, celebrant.
Private family burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Springfield Art Association, 700 N, 4th St., Springfield, IL 62702.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
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