Kathleen L. Burgston, 64, of Geneseo passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Unity Point Hospital, Rock Island. Graveside services celebrating Kathleen’s life will be held 9:00 AM Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Rev. Tim Doty will officiate. Per Kathleen’s request, cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation for Kathleen will be held 5-7 PM Wednesday, June 4th at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society.
Kathleen was born September 2, 1949 in Geneseo, IL the daughter of Sheldon “Pill” and Ethel “Claire” (Sommers) Schroeder. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School and later completed Cosmetology school. She married Rich Burgston in 1969 in Geneseo and they later divorced. She was employed as a hair stylist at State of the Art Hair Studio in Geneseo. Kathleen enjoyed golfing, loved her grandchildren and he beloved dog, Chloe, who is now with her in heaven.
Survivors include her parents: Sheldon “Pill” and Ethel “Claire” Schroeder of Geneseo; daughter: Lisa (Jeff) Nyberg of St. Peters, MO; 2 grandchildren: Tyler and Lily Nyberg; sister: Becky (Dave) Newton of Silvis, IL; and 2 special nieces: Stacy Newton of Silvis, IL and Kim (Dan) Beug of East Moline, IL.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Schroeder.