Kathleen Kavanagh Bocek, 47, of Norfolk, Nebraska, formerly of Pittsburg, Kansas, died December 27, 2008.



Kathleen was born August 9, 1961 to Thomas and Cleo (Bradshaw) Kavanagh. They preceded her in death.

Kathleen Kavanagh Bocek, 47, of Norfolk, Nebraska, formerly of Pittsburg, Kansas, died December 27, 2008.

Kathleen was born August 9, 1961 to Thomas and Cleo (Bradshaw) Kavanagh. They preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Pittsburg High School, attended Pittsburg State University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor of arts in social work.

She is survived by husband James Bocek, children Aaron and Kaitlyn Wilson, St. Louis, Missouri, Jeremy Grieger, Washington, D.C., brother, Peter Kavanagh, Dallas, Texas, Vonnie Kavanagh, Pittsburg, Kansas, granddaughter Zoe Grieger, two nephews, Eddie Ellis of Pittsburg and Glen Kavanagh of Washington, D.C., and two nieces, Sarah Ellis and Kerri Ellis of Pittsburg.

Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, followed by the Rosary at 10:30 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009.

A celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held following Mass at St. Mary’s-Colgan Commons.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to Crawford County Mental Health Adult Services, 909 E. Centennial, Pittsburg, Kansas, 66762.