Kathryn I. Koch, 92, of La Salle , Ill. passed away under hospice care in Pueblo, Colo. on Feb. 3, 2015. Survived by children, Carol (Dan) Jarvis of Utah, Gayle Koch of Massachusetts and Craig Koch of Colorado; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Herbert; youngest son Gary; and siblings, Edward, Marie, Robert, Harold, Dale and Donnie. Kathryn was born to Edward and Zelma (McCumsey) Sullivan on Sept. 1, 1922, in Streator , Ill. She married Herbert Koch in September 1942. Taught sewing school on Saturday mornings for many years, could knit, crochet or sew any item as long as she had a picture of that item. From the time of her marriage to the present, she was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in La Salle and was very active in many church organizations. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Services will be held at a later date. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Carol, Gayle, and Craig: I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a nice person. She was a friend of my mother Frieda Kepper. Your mother was an Icon at Trinity. I’ll miss her. With heartfelt sympathy

  2. I was very sorry to hear of Kathryn’s passing. We worked together for many years with the SHARE food program. She was a very special lady.

  3. Carol, Gayle, Craig, and families, we were so sorry to hear about your mother. She and Gayle were so welcoming to us when we moved to Argyle Road in 1976 and she was a good friend from then on. She will be greatly missed in this neighborhood. We will keep you all in our prayers.

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