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Kathleen Brock

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Kathleen Brock, 75, Woodstock, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the JourneyCare Hospice Center – Woodstock, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 19, 1940, to John and Marrietta (Patterson) Tomorsky in Muskegon, Mich.

On Feb. 3, 1961, she married Barry Charles Brock in Tecumseh, Mich.

She graduated from the Mercy Nursing College, Toledo, Ohio, and worked as a registered nurse for more than 54 years. Most recently she worked for Kindred Home Healthcare.

She was instrumental in helping write the original Illinois CNA Licensing Program. She was also instrumental in helping open the Alcohol Recovery Unit at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, as well as the Women’s Residential Services for Lake County.

She enjoyed trips to Marco Island with her husband, but, most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Kelly (Brian) Ormsby Mason and Terri Brock (Steven Weinstock); three grandchildren, Sophie Margit Mason, Aiden Brock Codding Mason and Michael Barry Cascarano; and a cousin, Renee (David) Rosekrans.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.

A memorial gathering and celebration of life was held Nov. 17 at the First Presbyterian Church, Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to the family to help them carry on her life’s work in helping support those on the path to alcohol recovery.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home.

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