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Kathy Owsley

1/5/1977 - 10/8/2019

PEKIN ~ Kathy Jo Owsley, 42, of Pekin, passed away at 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born January 5, 1977 in Peoria to Michael and Joyce (Painter) Shackelford, she married Shadd Owsley on June 13, 2012 in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are her father of Marquette Heights; four children, Skyler, Gabii and Kalvyn Hernandez and Kymber Owsley all of Pekin and one sister, Kim (Randy) Inman of Marquette Heights.

Kathy was preceded in death by her mother.

A homemaker, Kathy enjoyed playing pool and spending time outdoors, especially camping and swimming. Her greatest joy was spending quality time with her kids and attending their sporting events.

Her funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  The Rev. Judy Doyle will be officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service.

Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Association, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

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