Kathleen “Kathy” Rios, 62, of Solon, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at UIHC following a brief illness.
Funeral Services were Monday, Aug. 1, at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin with Rev. Bev. Marshall-Goodell officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tiffin. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Kathy was born Dec. 31, 1948, in Iowa City, the daughter of Edmund “Ned” and Ada (Bowman) Langenberg. She was a 1967 graduate of Clear Creek High School. On April 6, 1974, Kathy married Henry Rios Jr. in Iowa City.
Kathy was a technician with Qwest-Century Link Telecommunications for 44 years.
Kathy was a member of the Coralville American Legion Auxiliary and was a union steward for the Communication Workers of America. She liked to bowl, play softball and was an avid supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Solon Spartans and the Kennedy Cougars. Most important to her was time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Kathy is survived by her husband Henry Jr. “Sicos” of Solon and their three children and eight grandchildren, Shelley Costolo (Eric) Jacobus of Palo and their children Devon, Derek, Dalles and Kamae, Daniel (Allison) Rios of Mt. Vernon, Texas, and their children Jordan, Ana and Mackenzie, and Erik Rios and Kelli Anderson of Dallas, Texas, and their son Mason; four siblings, Marjorie (Frank) Floerchinger and Rosemary (Bill) Maske, both of West Branch, Ronald (Johnita) Langenberg of Tiffin and Larry Langenberg and Sherri Ellis of Iowa City; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and her niece, Angie. Online condolences may be shared at www.lensingfuneral.com