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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