Kathryn June Travis

July 8, 1949 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 72)


Kathryn June Travis, 72, of St. Joseph passed away Monday evening, April 18, 2022 at her home.

A private graveside service was held at Patterson Cemetery in St. Joseph on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

An informal visitation will be held at Faith Baptist Church at 4601 North Market St., Champaign, IL on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 11-1:00. A short memorial tribute will be officiated by Pastors Bob Hassel & Brandon Tipsword at 1:00 pm with a meal following.  

Kathy was born July 8, 1949 in Turrell, AR to Ray and Juanita (Burnett) Smithson.  She married Jud Paul Travis on August 30, 1969 in Wood River, IL. He survives.

She is also survived by her son, Paul (Teri) Travis of rural Flatville, IL and her daughter, Lori (Kevin) Taylor of Ogden, IL as well as five grandchildren: Kolten Taylor, Maclayne Taylor, Kenly Taylor, Coy Taylor, and Korinne Travis. Also surviving are her mother, Juanita Smithson, her sister Pat (Tony) Ham of Midland, TX and brother Danny Ray Smithson of Festus, MO.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bradley Wayne Smithson, her daughter, Amy Kathryn Travis and her father, Ray Moreland Smithson.

Kathy was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, St. Joseph.

She retired after 22 years from Herff Jones Cap & Gown as an administrative assistant. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Faith Missionary Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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April 23, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Faith Baptist Church (North Market St, Champaign, IL)

Memorial Service
April 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Faith Baptist Church (North Market St, Champaign, IL)

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