Kathryn (Kathy) Bross was born June 5, 1944, the daughter of Theron and Luella (Neal) Kernen in Villisca, Iowa. She passed away on May 14, 2022, in her home in Villisca, Iowa at the age of 77. She graduated from Villisca Community High School in 1962.
Kathy and Richard Bross were united in marriage on June 14, 1963, at the Advent Christian Church in Villisca. To this union, two daughters were born-Brenda Sue and Teresa Lynn.
Kathy worked at the Villisca Telephone office and as a switchboard operator in Omaha, but spent most of her working career at the Villisca Good Samaritan in the Housekeeping and Laundry departments, spending her last years enjoying retirement.
Kathy enjoyed reading, playing cards with friends, watching TV, visiting family and taking care of her grand and great-grandchildren. She loved telling “bad dad” jokes and sent them to her great grandkids every morning. Buying, using for a short time and giving away purses was her favorite pastime. Anyone who knew her and wanted one carried a hand me down purse from Grandma Bross. We think the stock in “LUGS” went up solely because of her. (LOL)
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, her parents and step grandson, Derik Martin. She is survived by daughter Brenda (James) Martin of Clarinda, daughter Teresa (Keith) Hardy of Lowell, Arkansas, grandchildren Kaley (Patrick) Gavin of Cedar Rapids, Cody (Beth) Hardy of Cedar Rapids and Chad McCuen (Lauretta) of Council Bluffs, great-grandchildren, Christian McCuen of Omaha, Jadyn McCuen of Council Bluffs and Drake McCuen of Villisca, Finnley, Faye, & Albin Gavin of Cedar Rapids, step granddaughter Ciera Martin of Maryville, MO and great step grandchildren, Titus Lasley, Trinytie and Jesse Rhodes and other relatives and friends.