|Loving Mother, Wife, Daughter and Sister, Catherine "Kate" Michelle Axline, 38, of Galesburg died at 3:24 pm Sunday, January 6, 2013 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was born February 16, 1974 in Galesburg the daughter of Michael M. and Marilyn Liggett Gehring. She married Tom P. Axline on August 2, 1997 in Galesburg. He survives.
She is survived by her parents, Mike and Marilyn Gehring of Galesburg; her children, Robert Alan and Alice Janette Axline both at home; her brother, Tom (Mary) Gehring of Galesburg; two sisters, Carrie (Matt) Hawkinson and Sarah (Greg) Brackenbury all of Galesburg; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Ruth and Webster Gehring Jr and Carl and Myrtle Liggett.
She enjoyed sewing, including quilts, blankets and pillows. She made weighted vests and blankets for autistic children. She had worked for Econo Foods on Main Street at the courtesy counter. She had also worked for Hoerr Nursery in Galesburg and Peoria. Kate graduated from Galesburg High School in 1992. She attended Carl Sandburg College and Illinois Community College. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. There she was involved in Siku Yah and the Senior Choir. Kate was a 10 year member of 4-H. Kate was always available and willing to help anyone in need, even when she wasn't asked.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Dr. Tom Larsen and Rev. Jim Davis will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her children. Online condolences may be at www.h-p-w.com.