Katherine “Kathy” Sullivan, died suddenly on Wednesday, December 6 in Belleville, Illinois. She was 51 years old.
Kathy was born February 22, 1966 in Wiesbaden, Germany, on an American Airforce Base, the youngest of five girls for Robert and Jo Ann Ford. Kathy’s father traveled with the Airforce, bringing the family to settle in Odessa, TX in 1983. Kathy had three beautiful redheaded girls with Brian Sullivan – Madison, Mackenzie, and Maitlan. Kathy was a resident of Springfield for 27 years as a loving, wonderful, and dedicated mother.
Kathy put every ounce of energy into her work, family, and home. She loved gardening, time with her dog, and sunny days. She never cooked for one – meals were meant to be served for everyone near her. Her love for her girls radiated from her and she worked for their benefit every day. She was a vivacious, amazing mother; caring, devoted coworker; and loving baby sister and daughter.
Kathy is survived by her father, Robert Ford of Odessa, TX; her three daughters, Madison Sullivan of Chicago, IL, Mackenzie Sullivan of Wheaton, IL, and Maitlan Sullivan of Syracuse, NY; her four sisters, Paula (Bruce) Klucker of Belleville, IL, Rhonda (Scott) Tourville of Collinsville, IL, Alice (Marty) Rambo of Gilette, WY, and Terri (Gary) Ford-Brown of Grand Canyon, AZ; and numerous lovely nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Jo Ann Ford.
A Private Gathering was held for family and close friends. The family encourages donations to be made to www.SojournShelter.org/.
Private Gathering was held for family and friends.
The family encourages donations to be made to www.SojournShelter.org/.
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I'm so sorry and sad to just hear of Kathy's passing. She was a wonderful person who loved her girls with everything she was!! She will be greatly missed by all. RIP Kathy.
My condolences to Kathryn’s family. She will be greatly missed. May she Rest In Peace.
i am very sorry for the loss, i have spoken to kathy a few times over the phone. she was always so polite and gracious. i know she will be missed tremendously. GOD BLESS HER !!
May you finally be in peace. One of the nicest people I ever knew. One of the best friends. Missed being around you and going to concerts together. Good ear when I needed somebody to talk to. The world lost an angel
I am so very sad to hear of Kathy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her beautiful, sweet girls as well as her extended family. May you know the comfort and peace of God’s love at this difficult time.
I'm so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a great woman whom loved her girls very much. She will be greatly missed and always remembered
Kathy so loved her daughters and she was enormously proud of their accomplishments! She was an honest, true and caring friend! RIP Cathy heaven has gained another angel!
Eric Hirsh posted on 1/12/18
Cathy was always such a pleasure to speak to and work with. My sincerest condolences. This is quite a shock to me.