Kathleen L. Buck
1951 - 2021
Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home
2320 Black Road
Joliet, IL
Kathleen L. Buck (nee Murray)
Of Joliet, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, after a battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 70 years.
Kathy was born on July 29, 1951 to Frank and Jeanette Murray in Battle Creek, Michigan. After graduating from St. Phillip High School in 1968, she went on to study Medical Technology at Marquette University. After graduation, she began her career as a Medical Technologist in San Jose, California, enjoying her time off at the oceans or in the mountains.
Kathy dedicated her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother, loving wife and thoughtful friend. Kathy excelled at supporting Tom, Sarah, Colleen, and Laura through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. She made it her mission to improve the lives of others, and will be remembered for her thoughtful gestures, steadfast love and beautiful gifts in music and poetry.
Kathy was a passionate quilter and when she wasn't filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found volunteering at the kids schools or reading books. We will miss her greatly.
In 1972, she met Thomas Werden Buck and they wed in 1977. Together they are the proud parents to three daughters Sarah Louise (Tom) Rooney, Colleen Frances (Eric) Fitts, and Laura Jean Buck. Eight grandchildren Katie and Anne Rooney, Miriam, Isaiah and Clare Fitts, Johnny, Maggie and Evelyn O'Donnell. She is also survived by her brother Thomas (Diane) Murray. Two sisters-in-law Hope Murray and Linda Murray.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her three brothers Robert, Michael and Joseph Murray.
Funeral services will be held from the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home & Crematory, 2320 Black Rd., Thursday, September 23rd at 9:30 A.M. to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, 604 N. Raynor Ave. at 10:00 A.M. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials to Lightways Hospice will be appreciated. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. For information please call (815) 744-0022 or visit www. CHSFUNERAL.com

Published by The Herald-News from Sep. 20 to Sep. 22, 2021.
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So sorry to hear about you loss Tom. My thoughts and prayers our with you and your family.
Bettie McCollum
October 4, 2021
Tom , every time you take to the sky , you are closer ...... and someday you will see each other again..
Bob and Caryn Molinets
September 23, 2021
I´m heartbroken! I have such good and fun memories of Kathy during our High School years! My condolences to Tom and the girls!
Regina Richardson
September 23, 2021
RIP Kathleen! My prayers are with you and your family.
Nathan Avani
September 23, 2021
To Kathy´s Family ~ We met when our girls were in kindergarten at St. Rays. Kathy was a warm and funny person. She had a special way about her that made you feel like a life long friend. We haven´t seen her in years but we will forever remember her beautiful smile. Scott, Alice, Laura, Scott Jr, & Andrew Raspolich Plainfield Illinois
Scott & Alice Raspolich
September 22, 2021
Tom, My condolences. "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, says it all. Jay
Jay S., WB4
September 22, 2021
Mr. Buck, Sarah, Colleen and Laura, So sad to hear of your mom´s illness and passing. You wife and mom was always about her girls. I remember meeting her and Sarah at Office Max the year I had Sarah. Prayers for all of you. Love, Mrs. Mostyn
Marge Mostyn
September 22, 2021
Kathy was a strong, loving and caring woman who always brightened my life any time we met. Kathy was unique, and I admired her devotion to Tom and family. She was a role model to many, and a great loss to all who knew her.
David Maren
September 20, 2021
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