Kathleen “Kathy” Driscoll, 75, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Saturday September 5th.
A public visitation will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel Stateroom. As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields are required. A private family service will be offered at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with the Rev. Father Mark Murphy officiating.
Kathy is survived by her sons Bob (Shelley) Driscoll of Knoxville TN, Tim (Shannon) Driscoll of Grimes IA; 5 grandchildren Delaney, Logan, Drew, Brody, and Daryl; her brother Jim (Vicki) Bruce of The Villages FL; her cousin Sue (Jack) Lindstrom of Marion and her aunt Pat Smith and cousin Cindy Smith;, and her nieces and nephew near Minneapolis MN.
Kathy graduated from Washington high school in 1962, and her first job was as a legal secretary for Cedar Rapids city attorney Dave McGuire and associates. She left that job to help run and manage with her husband Dave the Little King Restaurant in downtown Cedar Rapids for 34 years. They sold the restaurant in 2001, and Kathy went on to work as a CNA, and then as a para-educator for 8 ½ years for the Cedar Rapids school district. She also worked part-time for Kay’s Kanine since she loved all animals especially dogs.
Kathy was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic church for 54 years and was a devoted follower of Jesus. She loved Elvis Presley, dancing, playing Euchre, boating, and spending time with family and friends. She will miss her dear friends from her exercise club, her mermaid swimming friends, her line dancing friends, her group from the Home Port, and her Euchre group.
Kathy’s family will dearly miss her smile and warmth, and her endless caring nature. She always put others first and was the first person to put a card in a mail when someone had a birthday or was in need. We do rejoice in knowing that God’s promise is real, and as a believer in Jesus as her savior, that she is basking in God’s eternal heavenly glory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude’s Catholic Church.