Kathleen M. Schilens

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Willard OH 44890 5/5/2012 10:00:00

Willard OH 44890 5/5/2012 11:00:00

Kathleen M. Schilens, age 81, resident of Avon Lake, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in North Olmsted, Ohio. She was born on November 25, 1930 to the late Theron and Agnes (Shelly) Bourne and had been a resident of Avon Lake for 9 years. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Avon Lake, Ohio.
She is survived by three daughters, Donna Schilens of Avon Lake, Ohio, Kathleen (Gregory) Feketik of Maple Heights, Ohio and Teresa (John) Poffenberger of North Olmsted, Ohio; one son, Timothy (Cheryl) Schilens of Willow Spring, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one sister, Joanne Simpson of Parma, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent A. Schilens; her parents, Theron and Agnes (Shelly) Bourne; one son, Vincent Schilens; one daughter, Diane Haskins; 3 babies; one granddaughter, Krystal Schilens; and one brother, James Bourne.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio, where the funeral mass will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will be at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer society or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


Greg Feketik - May 3, 2012

I am very happy that I got to know you and that you accepted me into your family. You will be dearly missed, but I know you are in a better place. Rest in Peace. Love from your son-in-law.

Kathy Feketik - May 2, 2012

I have so many good memories of you Mom that I don’t know where to start. I remember how you use to fix my hair by wrapping my curls around your finger. More importantly I remember the loving look in your eyes as you would look from my hair to my face…I hold that look close to my heart and will never let it go. I remember how beautiful you looked in your red coat on Sunday mornings when we went to church. I remember walking into church holding your hand, looking up and thinking you were the most beautiful woman alive and how I wanted to be just like you. I remember how you were a proud woman that loved her family. You enjoyed each and every one of us. You especially loved the times we were all together, talking, laughing and just having a good time. As I got older, you would bring the family together at holidays and celebrations. When I would arrive, your house would smell of good food and fresh baked cookies and pies. You would always greet me with a smile, a hug and kiss. When I would leave, you would send me with a smile, a hug, a kiss and then stand outside waving until you couldn’t see my car anymore. I remember how I would come over to visit you and we would have movie night. I know you looked forward to it and I did too…I just wish I would have done it more. I remember our phone calls and our fried chicken dinners. I miss you. I wanted to be selfish and keep you here but I know that wasn’t what you wanted. You were ready to go, you lived a wonderful loving life and you missed Dad. I’m happy that the two of you are walking together with the people you love: Your parents, Diane, Vince, your babies and Krystal. I’m happy that you are in a place where there is no pain. I love you Mom. Your loving daughter, Kathy

Jeff Elliott - May 2, 2012

Kathy, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family. Unfortunately, I will be out of town on Saturday so I cannot make the service but will be thinking of you. God Bless.

Mark Muzzillo - May 2, 2012

I am very sorry. You wrote a beautiful tribute to your mother which brought tears to my eyes. Losing one’s mother is devastating, but be assured that she is always with you. May God bless and console your family at this time of your grieving.
With my thoughts, my prayers, and my condolences,
Mark Muzzillo

John Poffenberger - May 2, 2012

I’m really glad I got to come home and see you one last time. You meant a lot to me. Miss you grandma.

Susan Woznicki - May 1, 2012

Kathy and Family,
The Interlake Steamship family is very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

james and shelley grant - May 1, 2012

to the schilens family you are in our hearts and prayers

John and Bea Brugge - May 1, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during your time of loss.

John W. Poffenberger IV - May 1, 2012

I will dearly miss you Ma. I was so glad to be at your side to pray with you and watch you go to heaven. I will always have you in my heart during all family outings. Thank you for being a mother in law that exceeded the expectations of any son in law ever. Good Bye and may you rest in peace!

Meagan Norton - May 1, 2012

I just want to say Grandma, that I will never forget how you would always take me out to the fridge in the garage, at you and grandpas cottage, where you would always get me those yummy creamsicle popsicle’s no matter how many I wanted! I love you Grandma so much and feels good that you were able to see your 3 great granddaughters and give them hugs and kisses right before you went to heaven, they l
ove you alot too grandma(as you already know) may you RIP with all our Family up in Heaven! Love you Grandma!!!

Teresa Poffenberger - May 1, 2012

I am so very, very sad you are gone Mom. I was honored to have you in my home and hold your hand as you said your final farewell to this life and your journey onto the next. I hope I did everything okay. I know you were proud and aware of all of us pulling together to help make your last days the best they could be. I am going to miss you Mom so very much. I cry and wish I could have had you here for just a few more days. I look at my calendar and see that it will be Mother’s Day soon and I can hardly bare it. I will miss visiting you on holidays and watching you stand by the door to make sure you waved goodbye while we honked our horn. I look at the photo albums of when you were younger before I was born and see how beautiful you were. I look at the pictures of when we were children and realize what a good life we had. I look at the photos of when you were older and see how you enjoyed your grandchildren. Then I look at the photos of when you were even older and without Dad. I know you loved and missed him and wanted to be reunited with him in the worst way. I know your heart ached for Diane and Vince. I think you did not want to leave all of us because you loved each and every one of us very much, but you also wanted to go. So although I am sad, I am also glad you are with Dad, Diane and Vince in heaven with God. I love you Mom and I will dearly miss you. With love, your youngest baby Teresa