Alta Jo Kitt, 71, Osage City: June 16, 1943 – Oct. 11, 2014

OSAGE CITY – Alta Jo Kitt, 71, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at a Topeka hospital. She was born on June 16, 1943, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Asa and Esther Tindell Abney.

Alta Jo had lived in Lyndon and Osage City for many years, and had lived in Auburn for a time before moving back to Osage City.

She graduated from Osage City Rural High School in 1961. She worked for Hallmark Cards, in Topeka and Osage City, then at Peterson Nursing Home, in Osage City, and several convenience stores in Lyndon and Osage City.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, in Osage City, and the United Presbyterian Church, in Lyndon, for more than 50 years combined.  She was a former member of the Harveyville Rebekah Lodge No. 616, where she was Noble Grand and district secretary. She was elected to receive the Decoration of Chevory. She was a former member of the Shawnee LEA, the Topeka & Wamego LEA No. 36 and the Topeka Patiark Auxiliary Miliant No. 3. She was active in the Robert Heizer American Legion 198 Auxiliary Unit, serving as president for many years.

Alto Jo was married to Alvin Kitt in 1962, in Osage City. They were later divorced.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Asa and Esther, and her little dog and constant companion, Gizzie.

She is survived by her brother, Eber Abney, of Manhattan; her friend, Carol Bolyard, of Osage City, and many cousins.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, in Lyndon. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to services. Alta Jo will be cremated following services and her ashes will be inurned in the Osage City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the H. Dale Buck Animal Welfare, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be made at

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