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Kathleen R. Mongan

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 10:44 a.m. CDT

Kathleen Ruth Mongan, 77, Chana, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Rochelle Community Hospital following a sudden illness.  

She was born April 18, 1936 in rural Oregon the daughter to Henry and Alta (Linde) Schmarge.

She married Darrell Mongan on June 12, 1954 at the Lighthouse United Methodist Church.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 2005.  

Kathy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

She was a lifelong Chana resident.  

She loved her flower gardens, her movies and shopping on Saturdays, and grandparents supper on Sundays.  

She loved her pets and enjoyed driving her golf cart.  

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Ruth (Dwight) Canfield, Chana; son, Dan (Jean) Mongan, Oregon; son-in-law, Randy Gretschmann, Stillman Valley; two sisters, Evelyn Pederson, Oregon, and Judith (Rev. Jerry) Whitener, Meridian, Miss.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  

She was predeceased by her husband, parents, infant daughter, and daughter, Peggy Gretschmann.  

The funeral service will be on Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at the Chana Untied Methodist Church with the Rev. Javier Martinez of the church and the Rev. Rich Fassig of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.  

Burial will be in the Lighthouse Cemetery.  

A memorial fund has been established for the Serenity Hospice and Home.  

Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave online condolences.

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