Kathleen M. Doyle-Rost, 66, Prairie Village, KS passed away November 27, 2022 peacefully at her home.
Kathy was born in Chicago, IL on December 3, 1955, to Thomas (Tom) and Helen Doyle as the 4th of eight children. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to the Prairie Village area where Kathleen lived most of her life. She attended St. Ann Catholic Grade School, Bishop Miege High School and started her college education at Kansas State University. After two years, Kathy returned home and began working for AT&T in steno pool (which she wasn’t particularly fond of typing all day). She persisted and over time rose through the ranks to several management positions. This culminated into a 28-year career, from which she retired in 2006.
On February 27, 1993 she married John W. Rost of Neligh, NE. They had one child, John William (Jack), named after his father. After her retirement she devoted herself to her entire family and also her close friends.
She would do just about anything for anyone from taking people to doctors’ appointments, running for groceries and doing general shopping (which she liked doing even for herself) as well. These “random acts of kindness” was how she expressed her love for others. As far as advice was concerned, she always provided good counsel about almost anything. Kathy was extremely organized and had a love and passion for keeping a tidy and decorated home. You could tell the season by the decorations in the house.
Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents and older siblings Tom and Mary Sue. She leaves behind her husband John and son Jack. Also surviving her are siblings Patricia Caldwell, James M. Doyle (Wendy), Nancy Jenkins, Daniel Doyle and John Doyle (Debbie), and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 7th, at St. Ann Catholic Church – 7210 Mission Road. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:00 AM., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10. Burial service will be at 12:30 PM at Resurrection Cemetery 83rd and Quivira Road in Lenexa, KS. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the St. Ann Angel Fund at the address above.
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Kathy was all of the things you have listed and more. Her kindness, her laughter and her sound advice will be greatly missed. She was a lifelong friend to Therese and the two of them have so many great stories which will be shared by their spouses, friends and families for years to come. We are especially thankful for Kathy’s unconditional friendship and love for Therese these past several years. Kathy and John have provided such wonderful support with time, gifts, talents and also fun outings to O’Neil’s and Torreador.
John and Jack and the rest of Kathy’s family can be very proud of such a special lady and a life well lived. We love you Kathy and will miss you so much.
Steve and Therese (Masterson) Johnson
We had no time to say good-bye, I couldn’t even hold your hand as, I began to cry.
I’m asking God to deliver a special message from me. I pray you now have the ability to see yourself through my eyes and, only then you would you realize how special you were to me. I will hold close to my heart all the memories we shared together and, say hello to everyone in the family for me that is with you in heaven and, ask everyone to keep us all in their prayers and, we will keep you all in ours as well.
Love and Hugs to all, until we all meet again.
Your big sis,
I am so thankful for the lifelong friendship that Kathy and I shared since 1975. We met as two wild and crazy, young gals working together at Red Lobster. Kathy had the uncanny ability to get me laughing so hard, I cried. She was definitely the wind beneath my wings, always believing in me, holding me up when I fell, giving me HOPE when life got hard. Kathy had unwavering Faith in those she loved and she truly loved people from such a deep space inside. Her Faith in Christ was always a constant and this was a great source of her strength, courage and confidence that she lived by and shared with others. Kathy will always live in my heart and I believe that the LOVE we shared is infinite for all of us that have been so deeply blessed to share in her life and glimpse her “Beautiful
From one former 74th St. Family to another, so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing.