Katherine R. “Kate” Hodgett, 98, of Kewanee, Il. died at 7:24 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at her home. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 10, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Anthony Bernas officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. The Schueneman & Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Senior Citizens Center.
Kate was born October 3, 1914 in LaFayette, IL. the daughter of Henry and Katherine (Jones) Hagerty. She was reared and educated in LaFayette schools. Kate married Leonard W. Hodgett on September 14, 1948 in Kewanee. He preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded by 2 brothers Paul and Joe and 2 sisters Rosemary and Joan. Kate is survived by one son Marty (Jan) Hodgett of Kewanee, 3 grandchildren Lee, Lynn, Lesa, and also 7 great grandchildren. Kate worked for many years at the Kroger’s store at all 3 Kewanee locations, retiring in 1977. Kate was a long time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Kewanee. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.