Patricia M. Kahl-Thompsonville, Illinois

Mrs. Patricia Madden Kahl, age 93, of Thompsonville, passed away at 11:27 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the Herrin Hospital, with her loving family at her side.

Mrs. Kahl’s wishes are to be cremated.

She also requested two separate Memorial Services.
The first service will be a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Benton, with Father Urban Osuji officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
The second service will be a Memorial Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Rick McClintock officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

Patricia was born on January 18, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Clair W. Madden and Grace (Roberts) Madden. She married Richard William Kahl on June 16, 1951, and he preceded her in death on August 14, 1978.

Mrs. Kahl was a retired secretary having worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Petersburg, Florida.

She enjoyed reading, playing the organ, spending time with her family, especially family gatherings. Her family said she was an artist and enjoyed painting and drawing.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Benton.

Surviving are four children: Jean Dietz and husband Mike of Ingleside, IL, Carol Ann Stewart and husband Norman of Hot Springs, AR, Sandra Kahl and husband Chuck of Thompsonville, IL, Christina Reynolds and husband Rick of Fox Lake, IL; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother Bernard Madden and wife Jacqueline of West Chicago, IL.

Mrs. Kahl was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Mary Ellen Schultz (1998), and two sisters: Jean Alice Madden and Marjorie Ellen Thomas.

The family prefers Memorials be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Benton and will be accepted at both services.

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