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Visitation, funeral set for Kathleen King

Published: Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:40 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014 7:58 a.m. CDT
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Kathleen M. King

The visitation for a Geneva woman who died July 6 will be held Monday, and her funeral will be Tuesday, according to her obituary.

Visitation for Kathleen M. King, 32, will be from 3 to 9 p.m. at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. A final viewing will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and will proceed to Our Lady Mother of the Church, 8701 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, for a 10 a.m. Mass, according to the obituary. Interment will be at Acacia Park Cemetery, 7800 W. Irving Park Road, Norridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Kathleen King Children’s Trust c/o Parkway Bank, 4800 N. Harlem Ave., Harwood Heights, IL 60706. For information, call the funeral home at 708-456-8300 or www.cumberlandchapels.com, where tributes can also be shared.

King was found dead July 6 on Union Pacific Railroad tracks south of Esping Park, 227 Briar Lane on Geneva's east side about 1,200 feet near her home, according to court records.

King's husband Shadwick, who was not mentioned in the obituary, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder in her death. The next court date for the case is July 23.

Kathleen King was a U.S. Army reservist with the 485th Engineer Company out of Arlington Heights, according to the obituary. She graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and then obtained her MBA from North Park University.

According to the obituary, King is survived by her three children; her father Kurt Kuester and Nancy Boyle, her sister, Kristine (fiancé Tim Casey) Kuester and brother, Michael Kuester; grandparents Jean Lane and James and Marjorie Boyle; and several aunts and uncles.

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