Contact Us
(309) 346-2176
We are taking COVID-19 precautionary measures. Read More

Obituaries are so much more than a public notice that a friend or loved one has passed away.

Kathleen "Kathy" Kalhammer

8/25/1949 - 7/22/2020

PEKIN ~ Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Kalhammer, 70, of Pekin, passed away at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born August 25, 1949 in Pekin to Marvin L. and Dora J. (Buckles) Lohnes, she married Mark A. Kalhammer on September 10, 2004 in Tazewelll County. He died March 8, 2020. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Kolby Garrison.

Surviving are one daughter, Lea (Jason) Tarter of Pekin; one son, Kory Garrison of Perry Hall, Maryland; her daughter-in-law, Cindy Garrison of Lyman, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Kayla and Michael Tarter, both of Pekin and Kaleb and Keegan Garrison, both of Lyman, South Carolina and one brother, Darrell (Candy) Lohnes of Pekin.

Kathy had worked as a Circulation Clerk for the Pekin Daily Times for 19 years, retiring November 30, 2018.

She enjoyed gardening and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Her private graveside service will be at Prairie Haven Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue Peoria, Illinois 61614.

To express condolences online, visit