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Kathleen A. Wolf

Published: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Kathleen A. Wolf

ROCK FALLS – Kathleen A. Wolf, 86, of Rock Falls, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home.

Born May 25, 1927, in Rock Falls, she was a daughter of James and Anna Marie (Cox) St. Clair. On May 7, 1950, she was united in marriage to Ellsworth C. Wolf Jr. in Rock Falls.

Kathleen and her husband owned and operated Twin City Yellow Cab Company from 1950 to 1976, and Wolf Motor Sales from 1973 to 1980. She also had worked at Casey’s General Store in Rock Falls and Circle K in Arizona from 1985 to 1994. Kathleen enjoyed reading, traveling, crocheting, and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Ellsworth Wolf III of New Lenox, Douglas (Linda) Wolf and David Wolf, both of Rock Falls, Pamela (David) Gray of Sterling, and Marsha Thiem of Tampico. 14 grandchildren, David E. (Jacque) Gray, Jr., Diana (John) Kelley, Kathleen (Mike) Dirks, Ellsworth C. (Michelle) Wolf IV, Matthew Wolf, Sarah (J.T.) Carlson, Benjamin Wolf, Steven Wolf, Stephanie (Cody) Janssen, Lisa Wolf, Jason (Katie) Wolf, Anthony Thiem, Whitney Thiem, and Adam Thiem; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth, on April 29, 1996; her parents; her brothers, Robert St. Clair, Frederick St. Clair, and John St. Clair; a daughter in infancy; a granddaughter, Athena Wolf; and a grandson, Thomas Nelson.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harvest Time Bible Church, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley.

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