Photo: Kathleen M. Grady  1947-2020

Kathleen M. Grady, age 73 years, of Coal City, IL. passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Morris Hospital.

She was born on July 29, 1947 in Chicago, IL. to Daniel Sr. and Helen (nee Krasnopolski) Grady. Kathleen grew up with her close family in the Chicago area and graduated from Gage Park High School. She worked for Central Steel and Wire Company, in the records department for over 42 years. She was a dedicated employee and retired to the Goose Lake area in 2008.

Kathleen was extremely kind and generous.  She loved spending time with family and friends. Her fun loving spirit, contagious laugh and sweet smile comforted many. In her younger years, she enjoyed waterskiing, hunting, fishing and spending time at the lake. She loved travel and adventure, and took many family vacations.  She enjoyed good food, wine and holiday celebrations. She always looked forward to the springtime when she could plant her flowers and watch them bloom. Kathy absolutely loved children and children loved her kindred soul. Kathleen struggled with MS for 37 years, yet she remained the heart of her family.

She is survived by her nieces, Tama (David) Kovar of Coal City and Kelly (Douglas) Fite of Morris and her great nephews and niece, David Kovar Jr. and Alysin and Daniel Fite.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Sr. and Helen Grady, her brothers, Daniel Grady Jr. and James Grady, and her sister, Eileen Grady.

Kathleen and her brother, James K. Grady, who passed away on November 21, 2020, will share their visitation from 2:00pm until 4:00pm on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Ferrari Funeral Chapel, 1044 Ferrari Drive, Coal City, IL. 60416. Funeral services will be private following the visitation.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

Visitors are asked to wear a mask, observe social distancing guidelines, and please be brief with condolences.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at

Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.