62, of Portage, passed away July 11, 2017 at home. Born May 25, 1955 in Elyria, OH; the daughter of James Paul Kukucka and Constance (Chappell) Kukucka-Illig. Deceased family members include her parents; step father, Clem 'Snuffy' Illig; sister, Linda Crum; and Brother Robert Kukucka. Survived by companion Francis Mutch, Portage; and these children, Charles Gathers and his fiancee Kim Munyon, Wayne Gathers and Rachel, wife of Justin Ferraro; She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Lucas, Logan, Briella, Rileigh, Alexis, Layton, Liam, and Lincoln. Sister of, Debbie wife of Jack Wargo, Mechanicsburg; Also survived by nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was a former hair stylist for Noreen Tremels Beauty Salon and she enjoyed cowboy movies, camping, crocheting, baking, canning and macramé. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and enjoyed raising her dogs, Devon, Zeus and Lady. Member of Portage AMVETS, VFW and the Benscreek Club. Friends received from 4-7 PM, Friday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where Funeral services will be held at 7 PM, Friday. Burial will be at a later date.
Published on  July 13, 2017