Katherine Dayton

May 20, 1925 ~ February 26, 2021 (age 95)


 Katherine Dayton, 95, of Champaign  passed away at 6:45 P.M. Friday February 27, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

 Graveside services will be held at Noon on Friday March 5, 2021 at Patterson Cemetery, St. Joseph. Pastor Sheryl Palmer will officate. Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.

 Katherine was born May 20, 1925 at Ogden. the daughter of Charles and Grace (Curry) Wagner. She married Donald E. Dayton on March 28, 1948. He preceded her in death on May 18, 1969.

 She is survived by her children; Don Dayton of Champaign, Danea Lindsey of Champaign, Debby Dayton of Indianapolis, Devin (Dave Gentry) Dayton of Tolono. Five grandchildren; Jason Wood, Walter Johnston, Katrina Beach, Kellen Prough, Kyle Prough. Five great-grandchildren. Sister-in-law Marion Wagner of Ogden. Brother-in-law Robert Dayton of Champaign.

 She was preceded in death by her parents  and four brothers.

 Katherine retired from the Illinois Secretary of State Drivers License Facility in Champaign.

 She was a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Primetimers, Eastern Star, Elk Lodge and the American Legion Auxillary. She enjoyed rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Illini basketball. She was a former Girl Scout Leader.

 Memorials to the Farm Bureau, or a veterans organization of donor's choice.

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Graveside Service
March 5, 2021

12:00 PM
Patterson Cemetery, St. Joseph

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