Kathryn M. Horne, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Olathe Medical Center.
A Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Family will meet with friends one hour prior to service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Inurnment Pleasant View Cemetery, Agricola. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Williamsburg Library c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Kathryn’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com.
Kathryn was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of Jacob Elston and Mildred Celeste (Peddicord) Decker. She was a lifelong resident of Franklin and Osage counties in Kansas. She graduated from Williamsburg High School with the class of 1953 and attended a semester at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas.
Kathryn was united in marriage to Gary D. Horne, July 3, 1954, at Ottawa. He preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2014.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her three children, Elston D. Horne, of Williamsburg; Jeanine Cameron and husband, Bud, of Melvern; and Leanna Horne, of Ottawa; sister, Karolyn Mersmann, of Birmingham, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Jason Cameron and wife, Angie; Nathan Cameron and wife, Dawn; Jon Horne; Heather Froggatte and husband, Matt; Brian Boeger and wife, Brandy; Angela Boeger and Jeremy Branson and wife, Kealy; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Kathryn was a devoted homemaker and worked at Beto Junction from Nov. 1978 until Jan. 1979 and at King Radio from 1979 until 1982.
She was a member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and FEC formerly Tequa Extension Homemaker Unit. She was very active in the Jayhawk Booster Club. Kathryn enjoyed crafts and babysitting her grandchildren.