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Kay F. Kobbeman, 73 of Rock Falls passed away peacefully after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on January 10, 1946 in Wyatt, MO the daughter of Ponder and Rue Kissee (Romano) Walling. Kay had put herself through nursing school to become an LPN, having finished first in her class. She married Martin P. Kobbeman on October 18, 1997 in Rock Falls. Kay was very talented and enjoyed making many crafts: woodworking, porcelain dolls with hand painted details, making 15th – 17th century fashion doll clothes, painting numerous pictures. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, tending to her flower garden, landscaping and she helped to build and work on her home. She also helped her husband with the family business. Kay had repaired and refinished her own furniture and made her own curtains. She really enjoyed cooking for her entire family. She was always ready to prepare some special meal or dessert at their request. She loved everyone and remained very close to not only her husband and daughters, but to her brother and sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Martin; her three daughters: Nicole (Kerry) Gibson of Crowley, LA, Amanda Buikema of Sterling and Elenor Shuey of Morrison; 3 step sons; 1 step daughter; 6 brothers in laws and 6 sisters in laws; her sisters: Naomi (Richard) Bubnis of Springfield, IL, Priscilla Landsee of Sterling, Linda Hansen of Rock Falls and Brinda (Gerald) Winger of Dixon; her brother Jerry (Bettye) Walling of Pacific, MO; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 7 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her three Brothers in law: Homer Lee Walling, Robert Lynn Walling, and Roger Dale Walling.

At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation will take place. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.