Katie was a selfless and beautiful lady of strong faith, with a life commitment to raising and caring for her family and their families. Katie’s devotion to her children’s upbringing included instilling a sense of love, faith, respect, kindness, sharing, creativity and every ‘good night’, call or visit ended with ‘I Love You’. Katie’s humble and forgiving nature, her love of song and sense of humor were also ingrained in her family and those fortunate to know her. Having celebrated 65 years of marriage with Jim, we are comforted they are reunited to celebrate their 70th anniversary this week.
Katie is survived by her children: Patricia (Marshall) Johnson, Pontiac, Chuck (Lori) Power, Fairbury, Mary (Leo) Nachreiner, Sauk City, WI, John (Marty) Power, Bloomington, Jim (Lori) Power, Madison, WI, Mike (Sandra) Power, Chenoa; one brother, Charles M (Lina) Payne, Bloomington, brother-in-law, Tom (Pat) Power, AZ; 16 Grandchildren: Derrick Bowen, Christina (Ryan) Clark, Tricia (Jeff) Minor, Nicole (Seth) Teigen, Whitney (Josh) Logemann, Katie (Brian) Dunn, Kayla (Derrick) Raney, Kelsey (Justin) Breen, Terri (Jeremy) Harris, Dan (Jessica) Power, Andy Power, Jacob Power, Grant Power, Jenna (Justin) Schroen, Chelsea (Brad) Dohman, Thomas Plumb and 22 great grandchildren and many nieces/nephews. Katie was preceded in death by her husband Jim; a daughter Therese Power Bowen; son and daughter-in-law Douglas Power and Jennifer Plumb; and granddaughter Kelly Nachreiner.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, May 14 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chenoa, IL and 9 to 10 AM on Wednesday prior to the service at the Church. Funeral services will be held at 10AM on Wednesday, May 15 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Carl LoPresti officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Chenoa. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Chenoa is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to the Chenoa Public Library.