Kathleen, known as “Faf” to most, “mom,” and her most favorite title of all, “Ahma,” to her beloved grandchildren, worked as a court reporter for St. Clair County for over 40 years. She also did freelance court reporting both in Illinois and in Missouri. Faf was the leader of the Shiloh Women’s Bible Study. She was a 1972 graduate of Triad High School. Faf was a beautiful woman inside and out, lit up a room with her smile, had a contagious laugh, and most of all, loved her family “to the moon and back.” She will be missed by all who knew her. There is no replacing her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Leeds and Betty, nee Baker, Watson; and the father of her children, Eric Brunsmann.
Surviving are children, Luke Brunsmann of Belleville, IL, and Erin (Stephen) Mitchell of Denver, CO;
her Budder Cake, Leeds, her Buster Brown Eyes, Ezra, and her Squeaker, Coulter Mitchell;
two sisters, Sue (Don) Callahan of Moro, IL, and Pat (Venita) Maronie of Edwardsville, IL;
two brothers, Jim (Tina) Watson of Sunset Hills, MO;
and Mike Watson of Chicago, IL;
and loving nieces and nephews.
As an extension of her love, memorials may be made to an education fund for her grandchildren in care of Erin Mitchell. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at First United Presbyterian Church, 1303 Royal Heights Road, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at First United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Robert Dyer officiating.