Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Ambrose Church, Erie. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Private interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Kathryn was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Chicago, to Marie and Dominic DeMarsailles. She was adopted from St. Vincent's Foundling Home in Chicago by Thomas and Mary Riordon, of Rock Falls, on Sept. 18, 1919. She graduated from the Catholic Community High School, Sterling, in 1937. She married Martin T. McKenna in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1961. She later married Mahlon L. McKinney in 1966. He preceded her in death in 1991.
Kathryn loved to sew and was a member of the War Mothers of Veterans. She also enjoyed making quilts and clothing for her family.
Kathryn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Gloria McKenna, Erie; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands; two sons, Clare and Tom McKenna; two daughters, Mary McKenna and Annette Frye; and a grandchild.
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