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Kathryn “Kathy” (Vaughan) Zollers

February 8, 1947 - March 16, 2020

Kathryn “Kathy” (Vaughan) Zollers Kathryn “Kathy” (Vaughan) Zollers
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 Kathryn “Kathy” (Vaughan) Zollers, 73, died Monday, March 16th, 2020, at Central DuPage Hospital as the result of a stroke.
Kathy was born in Fairbury, Illinois on February 8, 1947 to Vivian Jeanne (Moore) and Jerold Henry Vaughan.  After graduating from Fairbury-Cropsey High School, she attended the University School of Beauty Culture in Bloomington where she became a licensed beautician.  She worked at the Petite Beauty Shop in Fairbury until she married Richard E. “Mick” Zollers on October 22, 1967.  The couple moved to Geneva, Illinois after a two week honeymoon on the East coast.  She was a member of the Geneva Newcomer’s Club for several years, did volunteer work at the Geneva Community Hospital, and later worked at the Kris Kringle Haus until 2006 when the business closed.  She loved her bowling group, The Spare-O, and looked forward to Wednesday afternoons at the alley.  Her family always came first and her children and grandson were her pride and joy.  Keeping her home clean and the family well fed and cared for was always above her own needs.  She never forgot a birthday or anniversary, and most every grocery shopping day would involve some time in the card section.  She always gave of herself and asked for very little.
She is survived by her husband, daughter Krista(Jeremy) Shipley, son Brett, grandson Tanner, as well as her two sisters Peggy Olson and Jill (Roger) Braun, and brothers Jerry (Carol), Danny (Peggy Marie), and David (Alice). She was preceded in death by her son Kurt, brother Jack, and her parents.
In keeping with her giving nature she was able to donate to Gift of Hope in order to help others.  Those wishing to leave a memorial can donate to the charity of their choice.  Due to current social gathering restrictions, a private funeral service for the immediate family is to be held at Yurs Funeral home in Geneva.  A celebration of Kathy’s life for all to attend will be planned at a future date.


Sarah Converse from Seattle, WA

"Kathy was an incredibly kind and wonderful person. She made everyone around her feel cared for. I am so sorry, Mick, Krista and Brett. Thinking of you."

Benjamin F Klein & Lois Klein from Gridley, IL

"So sorry to read this about your sister Danny & Peggy. Our Love and Deepest Sympathy are with you and your families. Ben & Lois"

Donna Vaughan Hammond from Shawnee, KS

"I am so sorry for the families loss. She was such a nice women."

Doug Moore from Bloomington , IL

"I am very sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I remember her as such a warm and gentle person. I pray that your precious memories will give you the strength to get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all."

Kathy (Reavis) Troy from Urbana, AK

"My deepest sympathy to all the family. I remember Kathy from school and like the entire Vaughn family she was a wonderful person. Family is everything and the love you have for each other will help you through this heartbreak 🙏"

Sandy (Hakes)Hotlen from Punta Gorda, FL

"So sorry to hear. I have so many found memories of years past with this precious family. My heartfelt condolences to everyone. God bless"

Cheryl Travis from Fairbury, IL

"So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers."

Kathy, Russ Krull & family. from Centreville, Front Royal & Culpeper, VA

"We are so sorry for your loss. May the happy memories and the love she had for you all continue to lessen the heartache. Love, Hugs and Prayers"

Lisa Wetzel from Hanover, PA

"Aunt Peg, so sorry to learn of the passing of your dear sister. She sounded like quite a remarkable woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Take care, Lisa and Terry"

Greg, Jami and Grant Vaughan from East Peoria , IL

"So sorry to here of Aunt Kathy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone in! extended family."

Holly Phillips from Normal, IL

"Our sympathies go out to your dear family. We didn’t know Kathy that well, but you really didn’t have to to know that she was a caring person who adored her family. Our heart breaks for each of you and you will be in our thoughts and prayers for a long time to come."

Gail and Ken Kafer from Fairbury , IL

"So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Sending prayers to her family."

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