Kathy Lynn Geber
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Kathy Lynn Geber
  • July 1, 1962 - November 4, 2017
  • Lacon, Illinois

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Kathy Lynn Geber, 55 of Lacon, IL passed away on November 4, 2017 at her home.
She was born July 1, 1962 in Peoria, IL to Wally and Carolyn (Zipper) Anderson of Metamora, IL. On April 22, 1989 she married Martin Geber.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Martin from Lacon, IL; two brothers, Kevin Anderson of Florida and Kirk (Debi) Anderson of Tremont, IL; nine nieces and nephews, Jacy Anderson, Kate (Ryan) Sauder, Jake Anderson, Kyle (Maggie) Anderson, Kelly Anderson, David (Alaina) Piper, Zachary Piper, Brittany Piper, and Allison (Brandon) Geber; and her beloved dog Daisy Mae.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Hank and Katherine Zipper, paternal grandparents, Wallace and Mary Anderson; and a niece, Brynne Anderson.
Kathy graduated from East Peoria High School and went to Illinois Central College and received her Associate RN. She later graduated from OSF School of Nursing earning her BSN and MSN in nursing.
She served as a Med-Surg Nurse at OSF, a private Surgical Nurse for Dr. Wyffels, and later as a Case Manager at OSF and Kindred Hospital.
Due to her nurturing nature and love for others she had a successful nursing career and it gave her the opportunity to help others. Kathy was always the first call when a family member needed medical advice. She would also make sure that the doctors and nurses were doing what they were supposed to when one of her loved ones needed care outside of the home.
She enjoyed cooking, baking, entertaining special family occasions; especially Christmas, photography, shopping, home decorating; for all seasons, wildlife art, and sun tanning on the beach with an umbrella drink. Most importantly she loved and enjoyed spending time with her family, and liked keeping up with the lives of her five nephews and four nieces and her many cousins.
Kathy fought a valiant battle with Myotonic Dystrophy for more than 20 years. This battle led to her participation in research programs at Strong Medical Center in Rochester, NY and later at The University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS. She did this not for herself, but for others struggling with this. Her sacrificial heart is what we will remember, miss and hold dear to our hearts.
Cremation rights will be accorded.
Memorial service will be Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm, officiated by Reverend Thomas Heren of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington, with visitation from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, IL.
A Private Burial will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, at 1004 O' Reilly Ave San Francisco, CA 94129.