Kathryn E. Sheler, 74, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2017, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.

Family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at Dengel & Son Mortuary.

Private family inurnment Greenwood Cemetery, Ottawa, at a later date.

Kathryn was born Saturday, Dec. 26, 1942, in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of Frank and Edna (Higgins) Kreusch.

She was a lifelong Ottawa resident.

Survivors include her four children, Forrest Dale Cook of Lawrence, Raymond Cook of Chanute, Tina Cook of Ottawa, and Carl Messick also of Ottawa; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Raymond Kreusch, and Jack Kreusch and wife Louise.

Kathryn was a devoted homemaker.

She attended Cornerstone Church in Ottawa.

She enjoyed garage selling and knitting.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cornerstone Church c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Kathryn’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com