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Kathleen A. Koehn

October 18, 1931 March 31, 2014
Kathleen A. Koehn
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Kathleen A. Koehn, 82 of Fulton, IL formerly of Peotone, IL, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA. Kathleen Ann Batson was born October 18, 1931 in Joliet, IL to Edward W.C. and Martha E.M. (Nickel) Batson. She was educated in the Andres, Bettenhausen, Richards and Mueller country schools, and Frankfort Grade School, all in Will County, and was a a 1949 graduate of Peotone High School. She married Harris Irvin Koehn on July 17, 1949 at Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Peotone. He died October 29, 2004. Kathleen worked several years as a part-time sales clerk for the H.A. Heyerman Jewelry Store in Peotone. For 31 years she was employed as a bookkeeper, teller and operations officer at the Peotone State Bank which became the Peotone Trust and Savings Bank. For 24 years she served as the elected tax collector of Peotone Township in Will County, and was a member of the Township Officials of Illinois. Kathleen was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and its Afternoon Women"s Fellowship. Since 1953 she was a member of the Peotone American Legion Auxiliary Post 392. After moving to Fulton in 2006, she attended the Presbyterian Church of Fulton and participated in its Lunch Bunch. She was a member of Friends of the Windmill and volunteered at the Windmill Cultural Center. She also volunteered at the Senior Center in the Robert Fulton Commons. Survivors include her son, Ronald H. (Constance H.) Koehn, and daughter, Barbara A. Koehn, all of Fulton; a brother, Ralph S. (Rita A.) Batson of Peotone; two sisters-in-law, Lucille L. Batson of Frankfort, IL and Roberta C. "Birdie" Koehn of Fergus Falls, MN; nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Marie B. Christopher, Betty J. Rehak, and Bonita F. "Bonnie" Hagglund; two brothers, William D. and Eugene E. Batson.

VISITATION: 4:00 TO 7:00 p.m., Thursday April 3, 2014 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeADDITIONAL VISITATION: 4:00 TO 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Fedde-Helfich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone, ILFUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Dwight Gorbold of Immanuel United Church of ChristINTERMENT: Peotone Cemetery, Will Township

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