Kathryn Bottoms, 81, of East Alton, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Willow Rose Rehab and Health Care in Jerseyville. She was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Kincaid, the daughter of the late Guy and Pearl (Rhine) Williams.
She married Robert H. Bottoms on Dec. 31, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 1996.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Rick Harrelson of Cottage Hills; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dale Bottoms of Alton, Dennis and Julianne St. Clair-Bottoms of Nashville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Rob Harrelson and his companion, Raquel Siemer, Kevin Harrelson, Kelly and Joey Oros, Joshua and Olivia Bottoms, Kathryn Bottoms and her companion, David Hartweger, Jakob Bottoms, Abram Bottoms and his companion, Rita, Cody Bottoms; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nola Lake of Quincy and Neva Clesson of Oak Lawn.
Kathryn was employed at Olin Corp. as quality control for 26 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, and going to the casino.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Pete; and four sisters, Sue, Shirley, Phyllis and Donna.
In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of memorial services at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Ill. Inurnment will follow at Number 8 Cemetery in Johnson City, Ill.
Memorials are suggested to the 5A’s.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.
Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River is in charge of local arrangements.