Kathryn Ann “Kay” Woodbury, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Fields of Brookside in Overbrook, Kansas.
Funeral services for Kathryn will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Pomona United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be in the Alpine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. David’s Society or the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.
She was born on May 6, 1935, in Emporia, Kansas, the daughter of J. Manuel and Marie White Hughes. Kathryn grew up in Emporia and graduated from Emporia High School in 1953. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Emporia State University in 1957 and was a teacher of English and foreign languages in Wichita and Osage City. She received her master’s degree from Emporia State in 1962. She worked many years as a substitute teacher. She had lived near Olivet until moving in 1968 to the current Woodbury Farms headquarters north of Quenemo.
Kathryn was a member of the Pomona United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the U.M.W. She was a pianist and organist for several churches, including the Pomona UMC for over 25 years, and played for many weddings and funerals in the surrounding communities. She served many years on the election board, was a 4-H leader, served as the food superintendent for the Osage City Fair, was a member of the Woodbine Club, Bridge Clubs, Michigan Valley EHU, and the Red Hat Club in Pomona.
On Feb. 23, 1963, Kathryn was united in marriage to Fred Howard Woodbury in Wichita, Kansas. To this union, three children were born.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Fred on April 10, 2015; by her parents, J. Manuel and Marie; and by her brother, Robert “Bob” Hughes.
Kathryn is survived by her three children, Howard (Elise) Woodbury of Quenemo; John Woodbury of Quenemo, and Ann Woodbury (Ambarita Sidabutar) of Lawrence; her sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Casas of Washington, Maine; and five grandchildren, Evan Woodbury, Morgan Woodbury, Cole Sidabutar, Hugh Sidabutar and Trevor Sidabutar.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Fields of Brookside for the loving care they provided these last few years.