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Catherine Aileen (Gleason) Hattrup

October 25, 1925 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 94)

Obituary

Catherine Aileen Hattrup, 94, died January 31 in Kinsley, KS. She was born on October 25, 1925, to James D. and Helen (Quealy) Gleason. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Catherine touched the lives of all who knew her. She studied at St. Mary of the Plains and Newman College and pursued a career in education, starting with an opportunity to teach in a one-room schoolhouse in Hodgeman County. She taught in Spearville, Kinsley and Offerle, KS, impacting the lives of students of all ages. At the end of her career, Catherine served as a school library assistant. 

Catherine enjoyed giving back to her community. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Altar Society and served as a school board member for Kinsley-Offerle USD 347.  Catherine's interests included a love of horses from an early age, dancing with the love of her life - her husband, Gene, playing cards with friends, watching all of her favorite Kansas sports teams and spending time with family.

Catherine is survived by her children: Kathy Gaither (Grapevine, TX), Steve (Cindy) Hattrup (Kailua, HI), Mary Hill (Nickerson), Renee (Scott) Miller (Overland Park), Jan (Jeff) Kuckelman (Lewis); 10 Grandchildren: Chris Gaither, Jennifer Gaither, Megan Nielsen, Kaley Hattrup, Erica Haskins, Kassy Miller, Becky Miller, Jarrod Kuckelman, Elena Kuckelman, Ryan Kuckelman: 5 Great-grandchildren: Matthew Gaither, Nicole Gaither, and Lauren Gaither, Brooke Nielsen, and Addison Haskins.  Sister:  Theresa Aistrup.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene, brothers Thomas, James, Maurice and Marvin, and sister Alice Marie, and Sons-In-Law, Bill Gaither and Ron Hill.

 A vigil will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 7 PM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Funeral service will be on Friday, February 7 at 10:30 AM.  Memorials are suggested to St. Nicholas Building Fund or St. Mary's Heritage.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
February 5, 2020

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McKillip Memorial Chapel
623 Marsh Ave.
Kinsley, KS 67547

Visitation
Thursday
February 6, 2020

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
McKillip Memorial Chapel
623 Marsh Ave.
Kinsley, KS 67547

Vigil Service
Thursday
February 6, 2020

7:00 PM
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
706 E. 6th
Kinsley, KS 67547

Funeral Mass
Friday
February 7, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
706 E. 6th
Kinsley, KS 67547

Interment following funeral service
Friday
February 7, 2020

St. Nicholas Cemetery
US Hwy 56 and Winchester Ave.
Kinsley, KS 67547

Donations

St. Nicholas Building Fund
720 E 6th St., Kinsley KS 67547

St. Mary's Heritage

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