Mary Katherine (Kavanaugh) Grupe (1926 - 2013)


Mary Katherine Grupe, 88, of Altamont, died at 2:17 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont, with the Rev. LeRoy Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park in rural Effingham. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Grupe was born on Tuesday, May 19, 1928, in Effingham, the daughter of Wilson and Grace Gosney Kavanaugh. She married George Milan Grupe; he died in 2010.
Survivors include a son, Steve Grupe and his wife Jennifer of Center Point, Texas; and a daughter, Peg and her husband Rich Wilfong of Tucson, Ariz.
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Gieseking Funeral Home
208 North Second Street
Altamont, IL 62411
(618) 483-6821
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Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, 2013