Sep 30,1936---Feb 11,2021

 

Kathryn Ann Truman, age 84, of Overland Park, KS passed away February 11, 2021 at St. Luke’s South Hospital, Overland Park, KS following an extended illness.

“Kitty”, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was born September 30, 1936 in Norwich, CT the treasured daughter of Rodrick and Flora Corbeille Chabotte.  She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Floyd “Tom” Truman.  Also surviving are son, Bryan T. Truman (wife Vicki) of Fairway, KS; daughter, Lori Ackerman (David) of Enola, PA and Carol Truman (sister-in-law) of Florence, AL.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Earle formerly of Omaha, NE.

Kathryn was a talented cook and baker and she operated her own catering service for a number of years.  She was a happy person and was most happy when cooking and baking for her family and friends she cherished spending time with.  She loved knitting, sewing, reading, craft projects and music.  Kathryn was a past Worthy Matron of the Jessie Belle Shonk Eastern Star Lodge in North Charleston, South Carolina.

No memorial services are being planned at this time due to Pandemic concerns and restrictions.  Arrangements are being held by the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Street, Lenexa, KS 66215 where online condolences may be shared.  The family suggests memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made in her memory to the American Heart Association or Great Plains SPCA, Mission, KS.

 

 



Condolences

Jessica Nettleton Feb 12 ,2021

Dialysis Nurse ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Kathryn will be greatly missed in her dialysis community. She was the first patient to arrive in the morning greeting everyone as they came in. She shared her love of music, she played everything from Big Band, Jazz, Rock and Classical every morning, she got our day started. I will miss the stories about her life adventures, amazing recipes and the 2 Werthers Original candies she snuck me each day. She was a legend and I am so sorry for your loss.

Alice Scott Feb 13 ,2021

Friend ,Independence ,Missouri

Kitty was the sweetest and kindest person and friend. She was so positive no matter what she was enduring in her health. Her culinary skills, especially in baking, were enjoyed by so many of us and she was very generous to share all of her baked goods. Kitty never met a stranger and she made everyone feel welcome and like a best friend. I always looked forward to seeing her and her beautiful smile and I will miss her.

Randy and Martha Goodwin Feb 16 ,2021

Friend ,Leawood ,Kansas

We are so sorry to learn of Kathryn’s passing and your family will be in our prayers. Randy and I met Kathryn and Tom at the dialysis center and greatly enjoyed getting to know them. Kathryn was always so positive and upbeat and shared recipes and websites (the Decorah eagles) with us. She was the reason Randy liked to arrive early at dialysis and he treasured the visits. She was a wonderful woman and we were grateful to know her!

Glenna Morrow Feb 19 ,2021

friend and neighbor ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Our family has lived next door to Kitty and Tom for 35 years, Kitty was not only our neighbor but also one of our dearest friends. She was an excellent cook and nothing made our family happier than a call from Kitty to "meet her at the fence." This meant she was sharing something delicious that she had just taken out of the oven. I will miss talking with her and our special times together. We will miss Kitty dearly and our hearts go out to Tom and family. Glenna, Howard and Kimberly

Julia Littlejohn Feb 19 ,2021

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Kathryn I will miss our conversations. I had been doing your hair for years and every time you had to tell me how not to cut it. You are a ray of sunshine and you always told me to be nice to my husband because one day he may have to take care of me. I will miss you every 5 weeks for your appointment.