Katherine E. Cardella, 95, of Woodstock, and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away August 25, 2013 at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock.
She was born June 10, 1918, in Chicago to John and Elizabeth (Gerger) Krach. On August 24, 1940, she married Sam Cardella in Chicago.
Kaye worked for 15 years in the Crystal Lake High School cafeteria. She was known as the "Cookie Lady." She was not only known for her cookies, but as a great cook.
She had a great sense of humor and she could light up a room with her smile.
She is survived by her sons, Sam (Carol) Cardella and John (Lizabeth) Cardella; her daughter-in-law, Georgia Cardella; her grandchildren, Nina Cardella, Rita (Omar) Bouzoubaa, Matthew (Kiyomi) Cardella, Phillip (Sherri) Cardella, and Dave (Amy) Cardella; her brother, John (Carol) Krach; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam; and her sons, Anthony and Frank Cardella.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Route 176, Crystal Lake. Visitation will continue from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at the funeral home. The service will be at 10:30 a.m.