R. Catherine Person

BRODHEAD, Wis. – R. Catherine “Kitty” Mathews Person, 95, of Brodhead, Wis., formerly of Rockford, Ill., and Masury, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center in Beloit, Wis., after a long illness.

Kitty was born July 21,1918, in Hidalgo, Ill., a daughter of Samuel and Ada Turner Mathews.

She married Glenn H. Person in Belvidere, Ill., on Nov. 14, 1936.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh; Alpine Lutheran Church, Rockford, Ill.; and Christ Lutheran Church, Sharon, Pa.

Kitty is survived by children, Linda (Ken) Zwicke of Beach Park, Ill., Judy (Ron) Baney of Machesney Park, Ill., and Dale (Debby) Person of Brodhead, Wis.; grandchildren, Keith (Kim) Brody of Independence and Dalaura (Person) Hanner of Rock City, Ill.; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband of 65 years, Glenn; siblings Paul (Jane) Mathews, Joe (Amy) Mathews and Alice (Fred) Everett; and grandson Kevin Brody.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Advantage Funeral Home, 7000 W. State St., Rockford, Ill.

Inurnment of both Glenn and Kitty will be at Willwood Burial Park following the visitation. A reception luncheon will follow the inurnment at Advantage Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Agrace Hospice Care, 3001 W. Memorial Drive, Janesville, WI 53548.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.advantagerockford.com.

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