Katherine Zarek

Bethalto | Wednesday, June 15 2016

Katherine Zarek, 68, passed away at 10:59 am on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.She was born on October 1, 1947 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Willard and Lura (Miller) Duncan. 

Katherine worked for Boeing as an airline electrician prior to her retirement in 2004. She was a member of the Brighton Christian Church. Katherine enjoyed spending time with the car club, going on car cruises, going to car shows, and making jewelry.

She is survived by a daughter Leslie Childs of Alton; significant other Ronnie Booth of Alton; six grandchildren, Kipp Moss, Jacob Igo, Tyie Moss, Joshua Steinacher, Deja Simmons; six great grandchildren; and one sister Elizabeth and Tom Wheeler of, TX.   

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Michele (Childs) Moss who passed away August 19, 2012.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. A memorial service will be at 10 am on Tuesday, June 21, at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Bottens officiating.

Inurnment will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be given to Metro East Humane Society in Edwardsville.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements. 

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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