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Kathryn Eudeania Wagoner

August 19, 1934 — May 17, 2024

Lebanon, IL

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”  John 14:1-3 KJV 

Kathryn E. (Burchyett) Wagoner, 89, of Collinsville, IL, died Friday, May 17, 2024, at the Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, IL.  She was born August 19, 1934, in McClure, IL, the daughter of James Audrey and Fanny Marie (Phillips) Burchyett.  She married the love of her life, Leslie S. Wagoner, on August 24, 1952, in her hometown of McClure, IL.  She was his “Lady Katie.” Sadly, Les passed away (September 12, 2019), after they had just celebrated 67 years of marriage.  Fifty-four years they lived on “The Hill” (Guinzy Hill) in Collinsville, IL where neighbors were more like family.  The Hill was always considered their “home.”

Katie and Les were lifetime members of Edgemont Bible Church in (formerly East St. Louis) Fairview Heights, IL. They also served a mission outreach church, Centerville Bible Church in Centerville, IL, where Les pastored for 11 years.  Katie and Les had a heart for missions and helping those in need.  Katie worked at the Berean Christian School (operated by Edgemont) as a reading teacher, where her youngest three children attended and graduated.  For many, many years she was avidly involved in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) as well as being a leader. 

Kathryn is survived by her five children:  Kathy (Dave) Carlson of Jasper, AR; Bryan (Joyce) Wagoner of Gillespie, IL; Lisa (Steve) Mueller of Lebanon, IL; Gary (Catherine) Wagoner of Kuttawa, KY; and Jane (Charlie) Moss of Colorado Springs, CO.  She has 16 surviving grandchildren: Jennifer (Jamie) Wright; Brad (Brandie) Wagoner; Louise (Cory) Schreiner; Beth (Dan) Sies; Stephanie (Matt) VonBokel;  Erica (Todd) Dragoo; Joy (Jason) Hart; Tony Mueller; Justin (Stephanie) Moss; Austin (Leanne) Wagoner; Lyndsie (Matt) Kenny; Chelsea (Daniel) Hildebrandt; JoEtta (Daniel) Hancock; David (Mikayla) Carlson; Jacob (Melinda) Carlson; and Josiah Wagoner Currently there are also 28 great-grandchildren.  Kathryn is survived by her only sister, Gracie Fitzpatrick, and two sister-in-laws:  Erline Burchyett and Mary Burchyett.

In addition to her parents (Audrey and Marie Burchyett) and her in-laws (Leslie and Ruth Wagoner), she was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Lee Carlson, all three of her brothers: Cliff, Don, and Jerry Burchyett, sister-in laws: Bea Moore, Betty Wagoner, Toni Madden, and Delores Burchyett, brother-in-laws: Bill Moore, Jack Wagoner, Vernon Madden, and Bill Fitzpatrick, two nieces:  Sharon Moore and Charlette (Moore) Ridings, and a nephew, Danny Madden.

Funeral Service:  Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 11 a.m. with visitation prior to funeral from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Edgemont Bible Church, Fairview Heights, IL. Burial will follow at Lindsey Cemetery, McClure, IL. 

Memorials in memory of Katie can be made to International Messengers and will be received at church or Nordike Funeral Home, 15 E. Hanover St., New Baden, IL 62265 who is serving the family.

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