Conroy Funeral Home

Kathleen M. Bookman



Service: 6:00pm Mon. May 15th, 2017
Conroy Funeral Home
BOOKMAN, Kathleen M., 67, of Springfield, passed away May 8, 2017 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. Kathleen was born January 17, 1950 in Whittier, California to Ralph Leo and Elizabeth Ellen (Ezell) Ward. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul as often as possible. Survivors include two daughters, Shawn McCoy and Sandra (Wayne) Nimmo; three grandchildren, Gabrielle Keplar, Tayla McCoy and James Champion; two great grandchildren, Emma Rose McCoy and Andrew Glenn Keplar; son-in-law, Timothy McCoy; three siblings, Laura, David and Jack; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 2010. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Deacon Norm Horstman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul.


Sometimes gentle words can do much to soften the intense sadness when a dear loved one dies. God's Word acknowledges that our hearts can be "broken and crushed". (Psalm 51:17) Even in severe situations, God can bring relief to a stricken heart if we pray to him in full faith, and observe his commandments. (Psalm 143:8,10) May "the God of all comfort" soothe the families aching hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

- Cheryl D., Monday May 15th, 2017