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CLASS OF 1949
July 19, 1931- September 5, 2017
Katherine May Weaver age 86 of Paola, KS formally of Osawatomie died Monday September 4, 2017 at Northpoint Skilled Nursing in Paola.
Katherine was born July 19, 1931 in Osawatomie, KS. She was the eldest of two daughters born to Albert Clyde and Beryl Ethel (Murphy) Willis. She attended school in the Osawatomie school district where she got her GED. On October 22, 1948, Katherine and Roy E. Weaver were united in marriage in Mound City, Kansas. They made their home in Osawatomie. Together the couple had three daughters Robia, Kathy and Judy.
In 1951, Katherine started working for the Osawatomie State Hospital as a psych aide. Then became a Licensed Mental Health Tech. She worked at OSH for 41 years before retiring in 1992 after Roy passed away.
She had many hobbies. She loved to crochet, knit, tat, sew and embroider. Katherine was precise when crocheting and made perfect bed dolls. When she was younger she would go fishing, trapshooting and hunt deer and squirrels. When her daughters were growing up the family loved to go camping. Katherine liked to bowl and shoot pool. She was a member of the APA pool association. She was very involved with the Ruritan Club from December 1992 to 2008. She was a member of the Rebekahs. She was also a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Osawatomie.
She was preceded in by death her husband Roy who she was married to for 43 years, her parents, her sister Beryl I. Davis and brother- in- laws Jim, Bob and Merle Watson and sister in-law Karen Waggoner.
She is survived by her daughters Robia Weaver of Paola, KS, Kathy Troutman of Osawatomie, KS and Judy Preston of Paola, KS. Four grandchildren Darell (Beth) Troutman of Paola, KS, Amy (Jimmy) Wharton of Lawrence, KS, Jody (Brandon) Forester of Osawatomie, KS and Erin Preston of Osawatomie, KS. Eight great grandchildren Matthew, Sabrina and Nathan Troutman, Jaden Russell and Joseph Wharton, Cody Preston, Cheyenne and Gabby Forester. Along with other family and friends.
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