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Karla Slater Cathey McFadden

Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Karla Slater Cathey McFadden

DIXON – Karla Slater Cathey McFadden, 50, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

She was born Aug. 24, 1963, in Sterling, to Russell and Josephine (Blackburn) Slater. In the eyes of God, she married Bryan L. McFadden on March 24, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She graduated from Sterling High School, Class of 1982. She was an excellent beautician and a caretaker of those who needed her.

Survivors include her husband, Bryan McFadden of Dixon; two sons, Sgt. Daniel (Kristina) VanAusdoll, stationed in Germany, and Matthew Slater at home; three grandsons, Keagan, Rowyn, and Conner VanAusdoll; her mother, Josephine Slater of Sterling; four sisters, RoseAnn (Tom) Latta of Amboy, Christine (Ron) Heidi of Sterling, and Colleen Slater and Lisa (Kim) Buckingham, both of Rock Falls; one brother, Michael Slater of Sterling; one sister-in-law, Marnie Slater of Sterling; 13 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Russell L. Slater; two brothers, Richard L. Slater and Edward J. Slater at birth; maternal grandparents, Edward P. and Agnes (Mekeel) Blackburn; and paternal grandmother, Marie (Preston) Slater.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls, and the funeral at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bob Hasselbring of First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established.

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