Katherine “Kathy” E. Gatewood, 71, made her transition Friday, July 12, 2013, at her home in Centropolis, Kan.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Interment will be at Evergreen Mound (Baxter) Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Gatewood from 1 p.m. Wednesday to the service hour, where family will meet with friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dengel & Son Mortuary.
Kathy was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Lawrence, Kan.
She was the daughter of Gardner Robert and Cleda H. (Crawford) Hayden Sr. She grew up at her family’s farm north of Ottawa with her brothers, Gardner Robert “Bob” Hayden Jr. and Jack Hayden. On Nov. 26, 1964, Kathy was united in marriage to Bill G. Gatewood.
Kathy, Bill and their three girls lived in the Olathe/Stanley area until 1987 when they moved to their current home near Centropolis. Kathy and Bill were active in the Stanley 4-H club for many years.
Kathy retired in 2008 as the general manager for The Field House, a market research firm located in Overland Park, Kan. Kathy worked at The Field House for more than 30 years.
Kathy enjoyed collecting Native American art, music and jewelry. She loved attending auctions and brought home box after box of “treasures.” She was a gifted quilter, sewer and needle pointer. She also loved planting flowers in her flower beds every spring. Kathy was well known for her love of Elvis Presley.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Gatewood of the home; and her daughters, Penny Davis and husband Steve, Overland Park, Julie Driski, Overland Park, and Billie Stowell and husband Mike, Williamsburg. Kathy adored her grandchildren, Megan Baethke and husband Scott, Matthew Tennyson, Jonathan Davis and Margaret and Kathleen Stowell. Kathy also leaves three great-grandchildren behind, Maci, Autumn and Davis Baethke; and two brothers, Gardner Robert “Bob” Hayden Jr. and wife Pat, Pomona, and Jack Hayden and wife Carol, Milford, Ohio.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Franklin County 4-H Development Fund or the Franklin County Cancer Foundation in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.
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