Kathleen "Kathy" Elisabeth Duffey

January 1, 1964January 15, 2013

Kathleen Elisabeth Duffey 49, of Sarasota, FL formerly of Sycamore, IL died on January 15, 2013.

Kathleen was born January 1, 1964 in Huntsville, AL to William “Bud” and Karen Duffey. She graduated from Sycamore High School and Illinois Weslyan University with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Kathleen worked in Sarasota at Bay View Endoscopy Center.

She is preceded in death by grandparents, Elisabeth and Edmund Duffey and Pete and Evelyn Hilstrom.

Kathleen is survived by parents, Karen and Bud Duffey; sisters, Kimberly Duffey and Carolyn Braune (Michael); aunt, Gene Duren; cousin, Kelly Hamm; niece, Mikeala Braune; and nephews, Shea and Jace Braune.

A visitation will be held Sat, Jan 19 from 4-6pm at Palms- Robarts Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave, Sarasota.

A private memorial service will be held on Sun, Jan 20th at 2pm at Trinity United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in her honor to the Great Dane Rescue (3005 65th street east Bradenton, Florida 34208) or Honor Animal Rescue (4951 Lorraine Road Bradenton, Florida 34211).

Condolences may be offered at



  • Family & Friends Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2013


  • Private Memorial Service

Kathleen "Kathy" Elisabeth Duffey

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John Witwer

August 5, 2013

I was lucky enough to have known Kathy for a brief time while we were at IWU. Being just out of the service, and trying to readjust to college, I will always remember her kindness to me. She was truly a beautiful person. John Witwer

Mia Kreush

May 16, 2013

Sorry for your loss. She was a very special person. She will be missed.

Kathy Haak

January 27, 2013

Kathy, you were my ADON when I first moved to Prescott, AZ in 1991. We forged a friendship that lasted all these years, often with breaks in between, but never seemed like it once we reconnected. You struggled and fought long and hard to beat the Crohn's. RIP my friend!

Noël (Foster) Smith

January 24, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike Cerutti

January 24, 2013

My prayers go out for your family. I often think of Kathy and the fun and joy that she always brought to everyone.

January 24, 2013

I am in Sarasota 6 mos. and happened on your daughters ObT., how very sad, please know you have my sympathy, Sincerely Bev (Corneille) Anderson

January 23, 2013

Duffey Family, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jane Luper-Anderson

Jennifer (Cotton) Thumm

January 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of Kathy's family and friends.

Betty Brown

January 23, 2013

You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in precious memories. With deepest sympathy.

Lorna Vogt

January 22, 2013

I recall Kathy from her days at Sycamore High School. She was always very polite and ready to smile.