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Julie Cates

Mar 13th, 1958 - Jun 20th, 2024

Celebration of Life Ceremony:  1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Interment:  Richland Cemetery, Wayne County

Visitation:  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home


      Julie Ann Cates, age 66, of Cisne, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, June 20, 2024, at her home.

      She was born March 13, 1958, in Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of Ward and Judith Ellen (Jostes) Kerr.

      Julie had previously worked at N.A.L.  She was an incredibly talented artist and will be remembered for her loving and caring personality, always giving back to the community whenever possible.  She cherished spending time with her granddaughter Maisie, loved animals, and enjoyed fishing.

      She is survived by her daughter: Christina (Joseph) Schallmo of Cisne; granddaughter: Maisie; partner: Clif Cates of Cisne; 2 sisters: Kathy Turner and Deb (William) Brzoznowski; and many nieces and nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her son: Daniel Cates; father: Ward Kerr; mother and stepfather: Judith and William Sliker; a brother: Jim Kerr; and grandmother: Nellie Kerr.

      A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery, Wayne County.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Donald and Pat Cates

June 21st

So sorry to hear of your passing Julie. You will be sadly missed by all. You were a very talented woman when it came to your paintings and your wire wrapping art. You were amazing at all of it. You could do anything you put your mind to it. I will miss our talks too. No more treatments now. You went through a lot. You are all healed now in the arms of Jesus. Fly high sweet angel and now rest in peace. We love and miss you. Hugs and Kisses

David Koles

June 21st

My condolences to the family for my cousin Julie. She's with her parents and brother now.

Julie Cates

June 21st

I’m so sorry for your loss. Julie was really special to me for many years. I will miss seeing the many crafts she put on the internet. She was so talented. God bless all of her family to give you strength during this time. Love Alice Muzzey.

Jennifer Marquez

June 21st

I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences. She was a wonderful lady, sending hugs and prayers to your family Christina. We love you. I'm here if you need anything.

Sharon Lind

June 23rd

What a beautiful lady! May she rest in peace

Jim Thompson

June 23rd

Jewel is a good lady...And a good friend...And Wow what a great artist...Until we meet again my friend...May your memory be eternal....

Lorna Linza

June 26th

1 thought of you today, but that is nothing new. 1 thought about you yesterday and days before that too. 1 think of you in silence, 1 often speak your name. All 1 have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part. God has you in His arms, 1 have you in my heart, always and forever.

Amber Marie Kerr

June 29th

I will always love you aunt Julie I will think of you all the time and I might even be sad but I know that you’re not in pain anymore I glove you so very much

The Schmitt Family

June 29th

With our deepest condolences. You are forever in our hearts. May you rest in peace πŸ™

Eddie Terryberry

June 29th

My deepest thoughts are with Christine and Cliff, thank you for Jewel with the rest of us and for that, we are better people, well my dear sister, thank you for 9 beautiful years that I will treasure and cherish for the rest of living days, I miss you terribly, I truly do, but I did what you requested, and I did one more thing, the game you loved so much, has decided to add you to it Hall of Fame for everything you contributed to the game and gave back, till we meet again my dear sister, always and forever Eddie, may you always shine bright like a diamond for you are a true and a rare Jewel!!!

Sue Wilson

June 30th

Jewel, my friend 🧑 Words cannot describe how much you will be missed. You had such a pure heart and you cared so much about Everyone including your Friends online. Your smile is Infectious, We all love you And I am sure god has taken another angel homeπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ



Tanya n Bob tatera & Family
Donald and Pat Cates
Micheal W && Kristal G Engelmeier
Amber Marie kerr
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Alice Muzzey
Jennifer Marquez
Venke Sunde
Mark &Karen Jones
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
helen cain
V Guerrettaz
Debbie Madden
Lorna and Amber
Aaron and Daneen
The Schmitt Family
Eddie Terryberry
Sue Wilson
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Bruce&Nannette Richards


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