Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Kathleen Marie Wolf

Kathleen Marie Wolf, age 98, of 1711 Ohio, Quincy, formerly of Payson died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. in Good Samaritan Home.

She was born June 25, 1913 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of John Christian and Bertha Katherine Schleicher Quest. On November 16, 1933, she married Edward F. Wolf in Lutheran Church of St. John, in Quincy. He preceded her in death June 9, 1993.

She was employed by Schmidt’s Grocery store in Payson for 6 years and had worked as a sewing instructor at Singer Sewing Company. She was a member of Lutheran Church of St. John where she was a member of the Mary and Martha Guild and Ladies Aid where she was past president and held other offices. She was a former Sunday School Teacher, former choir member and volunteered with the Lutheran Braille Workers. She was a member and past member of Payson PTA, 1952-1953, past president of Adams County PTA Council, Past District Director and State Board Member of PTA from 1956-1960, holds a life membership in State PTA which was awarded by Payson grade school and high school PTA’s, past member of the Garden Club, past member of Blessing Hospital Guild and Blessing Hospital Auxiliary, member of Home Extension where she was president of the Day Unit 1951 and 1952, member of Lutheran Hour Sponsor Plan, member of the Board of Adams County Senior Citizens Council and AARP. She was leader of the 4H Payson girls for 5 years.

Survivors include 3 daughters; Marilyn (Lester) Kaufman of Quincy, Doris Kidd of Carlisle, PA, and Nancy (Phil) Featheringill of Quincy, a son; Kenneth E. (Barb) Wolf of Quincy, 10 grandchildren; Mark (Caree) Kaufman, Palm Harbor, FL, Kevin (Becky) Wolf, Quincy, Kendall (Kim) Wolf, Quincy, Kurt (Tonya) Wolf, Liberty, IL and Kim (John) Miller, Quincy, Karen Wolf, Quincy, Tim (Rachel) Kidd, Cedar Falls, Iowa,and Kristy (Jim) Cottone, Glenmoore, PA, Tara (Mike) Schneider, North Haven, CT, and Erin (Roy) Serio, Lakemore, IL, 30 great grandchildren, Drew, Shawn, Chase, Hailey, Heidi and Avery Kaufman, Rebecca, Katelyn, Carly, Shawn, Kaylee, Alexi, Conner, Carson, and Cannon Wolf, Kory Oliver, Justin and Kristin Martin, Madelyn and Carter Miller, Max Giles, Oliver, Gideon and Nigel Kidd, Isabella and Abigail Cottone, Baylee and Grant Schneider, and Kayla and Charlie Serio; a grand daughter-in-law Mary Ann Kaufman, Quincy, and a sister; Marjorie Ballard, O’Fallon, IL and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, David L. Kaufman, a son in law Delbert Kidd, and 2 sisters Dorothy Meckes and Leona Quest.

Services: Wednesday at 10:30 am in Lutheran Church of St. John with the Rev. Jeremy Latzke officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

Visitation: Wednesday from 9:30 am until time of services at the church.

Memorials: Lutheran Church of St. John or Good Samaritan Home.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of services.

  1. Family,
    I remember all the wonderful summers spent in Quincy with all of you. I fondly recall Aunt Kathleen’s cooking and warmth. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I love you.

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