Kathleen Broshears
1987 - 2021
Kathleen Broshears
Born: December 14, 1987
Died: October 6, 2021
Katy Grace (Morris) Broshears left this earthly life peacefully on the morning of October 6th, 2021. She was surrounded by her family and friends, music and prayer and so much love.
Katy was born on December 24th, 1987 to Joe and Monica Morris at St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley, Illinois. From the time she was little, Katy displayed a curiosity of every living thing, from bugs to birds and the world around her. She enjoyed going out in the woods near her home in Magnolia, Illinois to mushroom hunt with her dad or hike with her mom. The apple orchard where she grew up was one of her favorite places and Katy loved nothing more than whiling the day away in an apple tree with a good book. She loved to read from the time she learned how and a trip to the library or a bookstore was always on the top of her list.
Katy married the love of her life, Chris Broshears, on April 30th, 2011. Katy and Chris began their married life in Peoria, Illinois, where they shared many of the same interests from music and food to star-gazing and photography. They gardened together and went on long hikes at Forest Park and Wildlife Prairie Park in the Peoria area. Every vacation included hiking, especially in the mountains of the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Halloween was their favorite holiday and they always looked forward to throwing their annual Halloween party which included creative costumes and decorations and candy for all the neighborhood children.
When Katy met Chris he played drums in a local band, and from that day forward, Katy never missed a show. She loved watching Chris play and supported his dreams 100%.
But what Katy will be remembered for the most is her generous heart and that beautiful smile. Katy's innate kindness extended to everyone from friends and family to complete strangers. She had a way of welcoming everyone, always providing a listening ear or a place to crash.
She fought her battle with stage 4 melanoma like a warrior and worried more over how her illness affected her loved ones than how it took its toll on her. In the end, she may have the lost the battle, but Katy won the war with her concern and love for everyone she encountered on this difficult journey. She was forever sweet and never, ever lost her quirky sense of humor. Katy was a gift to everyone she met and her middle name is Grace because we all were graced by God the day she was born.
Katy leaves behind her loving husband, Chris Broshears, and her loving parents and in-laws. Also grieving her loss are her grandmother, many aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins and friends and co-workers. Molly the pitbull and her kitties, Cat Stevens and Ninja are also in mourning.
All her knew her and loved her are invited to celebrate her life on Sunday, October 17th, at the American Legion Hall in Henry, Illinois from 1-4.
In lieu of flowers, Katy has requested that all donations go to Wildlife Prairie Park, her last place of employment. Katy spent many happy hours there, working at a job she loved and taking pictures of the beautiful landscapes and animals.
Please, please stay out of the tanning bed. There are much more worse things than being pale.
Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com
Published by Putnam County Record from Oct. 8 to Oct. 13, 2021.
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I´m no relation, and I don´t know the family, but I saw Katy´s obituary because of a Google alert on my name, which I share with her husband. I was touched to learn about Katy´s life and heartbroken to find out that she died at such a young age. I´m sorry for your loss. I´ll be praying for your family.
Chris Broshears (Greenwood, IN)
October 10, 2021
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