Kathryn Louise Althaber, 98, Chanute, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. She was a resident of Guest Home Estates II for the past 1 ¬Ω years.
Kathryn was born on Dec. 21, 1913 in Iola, the daughter of Bert and Vada Saunders Mitchell. She graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1931.
She was united in marriage to William J. Althaber. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1964.
Kathryn worked as a clerk in the City Utility Office in Chanute until her retirement.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon and an Elder. She was a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Association, Interpreter’s Sunday School Class, Modern Study Club, V.F.W. Auxiliary and the Safari Museum.
Kathryn is survived by cousins, Cindy Olson and her husband, Pat, Malone, Wis., and their children, Allison of Madison, Wis., Duncan and his wife, Jessica, Shell, Ecuador, Mark and Cheryl Weaver of Weyauwega, Wis., and their four children, and Mike and Crystal Weaver of Kaukauna, Wis., and their two children; and dear friends John and Jane Martin of Chanute.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William, and a sister, Maxine Blume and her husband, Burris Blume.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 30 at the First Presbyterian Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church and may be left with funeral home.
Special thanks to the staff of Neosho Memorial Hospital, Dr. Thomen, the loving staff of Guest Home Estates, Pastor Shelly Holle, the members of First Presbyterian Church and all of her special friends of Chanute including Bob and Peggy Bunting, Karry Reeves, Fred and Frankie Bright, Dan and Dorie Slane, Ben and Mary Louise Barber, Helen Cloke and Shirley Naff.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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