Kathryn Mae Easley

Kathryn Mae Easley, age 95, of Rochester, IL and formerly of LaPlata, MO, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Born January 1, 1919 in Edina, MO, she was the daughter of Lloyd Walla and Bertha Onola (Bowen) Chaney. On January 1, 1940 in LaPlata, MO she married Willard Chadwell who preceded her in death on June 27, 1964. On August 22, 1970 in LaPlata, MO she married Leland Easley who preceded her in death on May 13, 1990.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Delmar Chaney; one step-son, Larry Easley.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Bonnie Chadwell of Clarence, MO and Charles and Nancy Chadwell of Springfield, IL; two step-sons, Garry Easley and Jerry Easley; one brother, Donald Chaney of Ft. Myers, FL; five grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; Rita Waibel and family of Edina, MO.

Kathryn lived most of her life in the LaPlata community before moving to Staunton, IL in 1990 to be near her family. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Staunton. She was very active in church activities and had been a member of many social clubs. Kathryn loved spending time with her family.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Travis Funeral Chapel in LaPlata, MO. Burial was in the LaPlata Cemetery.

Memorials in memory of Kathryn Mae Easley may be made to Community Presbyterian Church of LaPlata, MO of to St. Paul United Church of Christ in Staunton, IL. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., LaPlata, MO 63549.

 

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Reporter for The Edina Sentinel Covering Knox County, Missouri Since 2010