Katherine Jo Lockwood;Madison, WI- Katherine Jo Lockwood, 40;of Madison, WI, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 3:05 a.m.;on June 12, 2013 at Agrace Hospice in Madison, WI.;Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19;2013 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home;in Bloomington. Deacon Ron Heiniger will;officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday;June 18, 2013 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in;Bloomington.;Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. In;lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer;Society or to Agrace Hospice Care Service, 5395 East Cheryl;Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711 in Katherine's;name. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is;handeling arrangements.;Katherine was born December 14, 1972 at Bloomington, a daughter;of Robert E. And Virginia M. (Frank) Lockwood.;Survivors include her parents, Robert E. And Virginia M.;Lockwood of Bloomington, brother, Robert "Charlie" (Linda) Lockwood;of Towanda, sister, Cynthia A. (Mike) Cook of Carlock, sister;Rebecca L. (Ken Taczy) Lockwood of Huntley, three nieces, six;nephews and one great nephew.;She was preceded in death by her grandparents and sister in law;Angela Lockwood.;After graduating Bloomington High School in 1991, Kathy attended;Illinois State University where she earned her bachelors of science;degree in May of 1995. She went on to study microbiology at;ISU and earned her masters degree in microbiology in May;1999. Kathy earned the honor of being inducted into the Phi;Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society at ISU in April 1996.;As a graduate student Kathy taught biology classes at ISU.;Kathy relocated to Madison, WI and worked for Third Wave;Technologies, Inc-a biotechnology company. She worked there;until February 2003 when she went to work for Monsanto. In;September 2003, Kathy bought her house in Madison and began making;it her home. Kathy's love of gardening grew as she created;her flower gardens. In October 2006, she completed the;requirements for the Master Gardener Program through the University;of Wisconsin-Extension.;She was a huge animal lover and had owned many birds, cats;dogs, and fish through out the years. Kathy worked as a dog trainer;during her college years while attending ISU. She was an avid scrap;booker who enjoyed spending time with her friends and creating;beautiful scrapbooks and cards. She was also involved with;the Jaycees in Middleton, WI and was a very active volunteer with;Habitat for Humanity.;Kathy was a member of Blackhawk Church of Madison;Wisconsin.;In 2009, Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer and she fought;it with great strength and determination. Sadly, in May of;2011, the breast cancer recurred in her bones and from that time;until her passing, Kathy fought valiantly to maintain her quality;of life as long as possible.;Kathy enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.;She was a terrific daughter, sister and aunt to her nieces and;nephews. She was loved by all of us and will be greatly;missed.;Online condolences and memories of Kathy may be sent to;kiblerbradyruestman.com.