Kathryn ‘Kay’ Woodbury, 83, Quenemo: May 6, 1935 – Sept. 19, 2018

QUENEMO, Kan. – Kathryn Ann “Kay” Woodbury, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Fields of Brookside, Overbrook, Kan. She was born on May 6, 1935, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of J. Manuel and Marie White Hughes.

Kathryn grew up in Emporia and graduated from Emporia High School in 1953. She received her Bachelor’s in Education from Emporia State University in 1957 and was a teacher of English and foreign languages in Wichita and Osage City, Kan. She received her master’s degree from Emporia State University in 1962. She worked many years as a substitute teacher. She had lived near Olivet, Kan., until moving in 1968 to the current Woodbury Farms headquarters, north of Quenemo, Kan.

Kathryn was a member of the Pomona United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the UMW. She was a pianist and organist for several churches, including the Pomona UMC for more than 25 years, and played for many weddings and funerals in the surrounding communities. She served many years on the election board, was a 4-H leader, served as the food superintendent for the Osage County Fair, was a member of the Woodbine Club, bridge clubs, Michigan Valley EHU, and the Red Hat Club in Pomona.

On Feb. 23, 1963, Kathryn was united in marriage to Fred Howard Woodbury, in Wichita, Kan. To this union, three children were born.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, on April 10, 2015; her parents, J. Manuel and Marie; and her brother, Robert “Bob” Hughes.

She is survived by her three children, Howard (Elise) Woodbury, of Quenemo, John Woodbury, Quenemo, and Ann Woodbury (Ambarita Sidabutar), Lawrence, Kan.; sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Casas, Washington, Maine; and five grandchildren, Evan Woodbury, Morgan Woodbury, Cole Sidabutar, Hugh Sidabutar, and Trevor Sidabutar.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Fields of Brookside for the loving care they provided these last few years.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Pomona United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon, Kan. Burial will be in the Alpine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. David’s Society or the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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