Catherine Anisa “Katie” Rashid

LaFAYETTE – Catherine Anisa “Katie” Rashid, 96, was born Sept. 16, 1922, in LaFayette, Ill., and was a current resident of Courtyard Estates in Kewanee. She passed away at 7:59 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at the Estates.
Along with her family, Katie owned and operated Rashid’s grocery store in LaFayette until it closed in 1992. She was the oldest living member of the Rashid family. Katie will always be remembered for her kindness and sincere interest in each and every person she met.
Katie was preceded in death by her parents, James (Shafee) and Lizzie (Zakia), her siblings Jeanette, Quinton (Betty Ann), Helen, Betty Jean (Jack) Lord, and a brother, Kermit who died in infancy. She was also preceded in death by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is survived by her adoring nieces and nephews Gayann (John) Pfeiffer of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Debbie (Jeff) Ladeur of Naperville, Ill., Greg (Debbie) Rashid of Sun City, Ariz., and Jeff (Kimberly) Lord of Plainfield, Ind. Katie is also survived by 10 great-nephews and 3 great-nieces. The family would like to thank Courtyard Estates and Transitions Hospice for their astounding support and care.
A Funeral Mass was Aug. 13 at St. John Catholic Church in Galva. Cremation was accorded and private inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee.
Memorials may be directed to St. John Catholic Church. Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements. Private condolences may be left at

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