SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Kathleen J. Essex, born on Oct. 3, 1924, in Chicago, passed away in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, having reached 90 years of age.

Kathleen graduated with honors from Reed City High School in 1943 and always called Michigan home.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Essex; son, Peter L. Rasmussen, and his wife, Susie Parker Rasmussen; granddaughter, Stacy Rasmussen Kindsfather; grandson, Peter "Lee" Rasmussen II; and great-grandson, Christopher Kindsfather. She also is survived by her sister, Patricia Wilkins (Arthur); brother, Richard Gamble (Ruth); and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her parents, Sidney and Diana Gamble; and brothers, Sidney, George and Robert.

She has been cremated and services have taken place.