Kathryn D. McGrath
Kathryn D. McGrath
  • December 24, 1930 - December 31, 2016
  • Downs, Illinois

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Kathryn (Katie) Darlene McGrath (86) passed away at Bickford Independent and Assisted Living in Bloomington, IL on December 31, 2016.

Katie was born on December 24, 1930 the daughter of Joseph and Hilda McGrath in Bloomington. Katie married Melvin Walker on July 23, 1949 in Bloomington, IL.

Surviving are her son Joseph (Angie) Walker of Middleton, IL and her daughters Mary - Jo (Walter) Dudek of Bloomington, Sharon (Rodney) Lush of Downs and Karon Walker of Bloomington. Also surviving is her sister Marilyn Kruml of Chicago. Katie is also survived by 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many great nieces and nephews.

Preceding Katie in death was her husband Melvin, one son, Charles Walker, 2 daughters Joan Walker and Kathleen Walker, 2 sisters, Ilene Spencer and Maurine Josefik and her parents Joseph and Hilda.

Katie retired from General Electric in 1992 after 18 years of service. She was a life member of VFW Post 454 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Machinist Lodge 1000, and volunteered at the VFW.

Services for Katie will be held on Monday January 2, 2016 at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington, IL Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The funeral service will be at 1:00 PM, with burial to follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Downs, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 454 Women's Auxiliary or to Bickford Independent and Assisted Living.