Kathryn (Kay) Lucille Spradley Rukstelis of Peoria passed away Jan. 31, 2016. Mrs. Spradley was born Oct. 17, 1931 in Wagener, S.C., to Clarence and Marie Spradley. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, John A. Rukstelis, her brother, Grady, sister, Mary, and grandchild, Andrew Rukstelis Jr.
She was a loving and resolute, spouse, mother grandmother and great- grandmother, who gave all her gifts, talents, and treasure to her family, friends, and neighbors.
She is survived by her sons, Michael, Steven, Paul, and Andrew; daughters, Linda and Barbara; grandchildren, Grace, Elizabeth, Michael, David, Melissa, Allison, Tyler, Kori, Milagros, and Jaihirria; and great-grandchildren, Keira and Cash.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at St. Helen Catholic Parish, 5510 W. Cholla St., Glendale. A reception will follow immediately at St. Helen Catholic Parish Hall. Graveside services 1:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale.