October 14, 1946 – March 27, 2019
Kathleen Major , 73, of Bonita Springs, Florida, born in Chicago, Illinois passed away on March 27, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Born to William Winkels and Margaret Haffey, Kathleen spent the past 20 years of her life in Bonita Springs, Florida. Kathy's love of people was among her many attractive qualities. She had a brightness and energy that drew others toward her. She enjoyed dining out, singing karaoke, shopping, and laughing with loved ones. Kathy had a passion for fashion, interior design, and cooking for others. Always seeing the positive she found peace in the beauty of nature around her, and felt that each day was a blessing. Kathy is survived by her children, Jim Kessler (Amy), Joe Kessler (Denise), and Laura Rupert (Mike). The proud grandmother to Colin, Bailey, Jack, Andy, Talia and Joely, as well as Bella, Camden, Cade and Ayla. She is also mourned by her sisters, Mary Lou Woulfe, Trudy Kleckner, and Margaret Ellen Skaritka, as well as many nieces and nephews. A true romantic at heart, Kathy was blessed with spending her final years with the love of her life, Earl Graylock. He brought her a happiness that is unparalleled. Kathy's unique gift was the joy with which she lived every day of life. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, May 4 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home 17W201 Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations are made to Elk's Lodge in Estero. Point of contact for donations is Carol Croft. To sign her guest register or to leave online condolences please visit www.chapelhillgardenswest.com. For more information please call (630) 941-5860.
- Memorial Service Saturday, May 4, 2019