Kathy Lee (DuVall) Thomas, 56, of Aurora, died peacefully among her family on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 after a lengthy and courageous struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Kathy was a graduate of Batavia High School (1977) and Aurora University (2001), where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education. Kathy shared her greatest life passions of travel and adventure with her children, Claire and Andrew. Kathy's bountiful life leaves an indelible imprint on the lives of Claire and Andrew; her husband, Jay; her parents, Jerry and Christine DuVall; and her siblings, Susan (Bill) Bomm, David DuVall, Steven (Kathy) DuVall and Michael (Tammy) DuVall. Aunt Kathy also leaves a loving legacy to Nathan, Lucas, Madison, Evan, Kevin, Lauren, Katherine, Megan, Amanda, Emily and Sarah. Kathy's final years were enriched by the immeasurable love and compassion of the staff of Autumn Leaves of Oswego. We are all richer because our lives touched Kathy's. A memorial visitation will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM, at THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506. (630) 631-5500. Interment will be private. Please visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com where you may sign the guest book or leave condolences for Kathy's family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathy's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631.
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