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Katheryn Charlotte Thorne, 97, of Rockford, passed away peacefully at Alpine Fireside Health Center on July 3, 2018. Born June 22, 1921, in Rockford, to Charles and Leila (Willoughby) Thorne. She graduated from Rockford Central High School in 1939. Kaye continued her education at Beloit College, Rockford College, and Rock Valley College. She was employed in the secretarial field for Attorney Philip Nicolosi, Sundstrand, and other local businesses. Kaye was a member of First Evangelical Free Church, Blackhawk Trails Club, and Mendelssohn Club. She volunteered for Klehm Arboretum, Midway Village, and Rockford Garden Walk.
Predeceased by her parents; two brothers; and one sister-in-law. Survived by her niece, Judith (Charles) Dunbar; great-nephew, Jeffrey (Tammy) Dunbar; great-niece, Melissa Dunbar; and great-great-nephews, Zachary, Joshua, and Nathan Dunbar.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford. Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery following the visitation.

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  1. Philip J. Nicolosi

    I was very saddened to just hear of Katheryn's death. Katheryn was an accomplished legal assistant to my father for many years on whom he relied and respected a great deal. She was well respected in the legal community and her work ethic was unparalleled. Katheryn was also appreciated by our whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with Katheryn and her family at this time. Philip J. Nicolosi

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