Obituary: Kafer


Patricia A. Kafer, of Fairbury, passed away at 7:25am, February 25, 2018, at the Richard L. Owens Hospice House, Peoria.

Her funeral will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairbury. Pastor Dan Robertson will be officiating. Burial will be in Cropsey Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Fairbury, Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury or Richard L. Owens Hospice House, Peoria.

Patricia was born January 6, 1935, in Kankakee the daughter of Carroll R. and Ruth Rudd Coen.

She married B. Duane Kafer on June 15, 1957 in Kankakee. He passed away on April 22, 2007.

Surviving are her children, Patti (Ed) Davis of Mansfield, Ben (Carol) Kafer of Fairbury, and Pamela (John) Steidinger of Murfreesboro, TN; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sandra (Robert) Milton of Kankakee and Russell (Sharon) Coen of Sedona, AZ .

She was preceded in death by one grandchild and one sister.

Patricia was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury.

She graduated from Illinois State Normal University with a bachelor of science in Education. She taught at Fairbury High School and Kankakee Junior High School and was a bookkeeper for Kafer Tiling and Ditching, Fairbury. Patricia enjoyed being a part of several bridge clubs and loved her children and grandchildren deeply.

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