Kathleen "Kathy" Ann (Tilton) Snodgrass, age 63, crossed into the afterlife on September 28, 2023, after a truce with lung cancer. She passed peaceably in her home in Moline, Illinois, with her loved ones at her side.
Kathy was the second eldest of five siblings (and the sassiest). An Illinois native, she was born in Rockford. However, she spent most of her formative years in Macomb until her family moved to Moline—where she finished high school.
Coming from a military and law enforcement family, Kathy had an overt sense of justice, which led her to pursue a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating, she worked as a paralegal for many years and then for the State of Iowa's Child Support Recovery Division.
Kathy married her sweetheart in 1989 and, at some point, dedicated herself to motherhood full-time. Once their daughter was grown, Kathy's sense of adventure led her to Oregon for a time, where she pursued her curiosities: photography, exploring abandoned properties, treasure hunting for rocks and oddities, and meeting new people.
Those who knew Kathy would tell you what a pain in the ass she could be—and she'd agree with a wink. Her mischievousness and sarcasm often made for a tough outer shell, but she was loving and kind at her core.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Gary and Vivian Tilton (formerly Carey), and brother, Dean Tilton. She is survived by brothers Donnie Phelps and Gary Tilton; sisters Trina Munger and Amber Tilton; her lifelong partner and former husband, Hudnul James "Jim" Snodgrass; her loving daughter, Autumn Romeo and her husband Al; and her precious grandchildren, Ashley and Alex Romeo.
Kathy's celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Viking Club of Moline (1451 41st Street.) Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.
If you wish to make a memorial donation in her honor, please contribute to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).