Kathleen Ann "Katy" O’Malley Graf, 74, of Bloomington, is with her family in heaven. She passed away 5:58 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 12, 2017) at OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Father Greg Nelson officiating and Father Rev. Ric Schneider, OFM, concelebrating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church, followed by a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Downs. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School or McLean County Extension Service Foundation-4-H.
Katy was born Nov. 29, 1943, in Bloomington; she was the youngest daughter of Myles "Mike" and Mary O’Malley and sister to Thomas and Mary Ellen, all deceased. She married Carl Graf Jr. on Sept. 26, 1964, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bloomington.
Surviving are her husband Carl Graf Jr., Bloomington; six children, Chris (Dennis) Chenoweth, Bloomington; Joe (Lisa) Graf, Normal; Carol (Tim) Asis, Bloomington; Michael (Lisa) Graf, Chenoa; Mary (Marshall) Watson, Hudson; and Theresa (Tony) Chambers, Downs. She had 11 angels for grandchildren, Molly (Marc) Malinowski, Sean Goben, Jared Graf, Luke Graf, Amber Graf, Natalie Graf, Thomas Asis, Hailey Watson, Myles Chambers, Katharine Chambers and Emma Watson.
Katy grew up on West Chestnut Street and had many fond memories of walking to Trinity High School. She worked as a secretary for many years for the merit commission with former Sheriff Steve Brienen. She took care of the farm with Carl and supported the kids in 4-H as a leader for many years.
She loved her flowers, Elvis, and any and all things Irish. Katy volunteered at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen and was a member of the Parish Council at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She wove baskets for friends and family with the "Holy Weavers." She had many loving friends.
The family would like to thank Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center and the BroMenn Adult Day Service for creating many moments of joy for her over the past year. The care she received from the OSF hospital doctors, nursing staff and palliative care is to be commended.
Condolences and memories of Katy may be shared with the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.