Kathleen Luzon Hathorn
Kathleen Luzon Hathorn
September 30, 1924 - April 11, 2018
Kay Hathorn died at home on April 11, 2018. She was surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Floral Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Goodrich and Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Interment will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, April 16, 2018 at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunnís Colonial Funeral Home.
Kay Hathorn was born at home in Cantril, Iowa on September 30, 1924 (after her mother cooked the doctor breakfast). She grew up in Douds, Iowa. Her favorite pony was named Trill. She attended Cantril High School and received a teaching certificate from Parsons College in Iowa. She then went on to the University of Iowa where she received her training as a Registered Nurse in 1948.
While working as a Charge Nurse at the University of Iowa, she met the love of her life, Dr. Jerome Benjamin Hathorn, Jr. They married three months later in Iowa City, Iowa. Together, they moved first to Louisville, Kentucky, where Dr. Hathorn did an internship, on to San Diego, California, where he was stationed with the Navy and finally to Wichita Falls in 1952, where Dr. Hathorn practiced medicine for over forty years. Dr. Hathorn considered Kay an integral part of his practice through her prayer support for him, his staff and his patients.
Kay Hathorn raised her four daughters, Kathy, Julie, Sherry and Lory, serving multiple terms as home room mother, Blue Birdís group leader, PTA president, Sunday school teacher, Methodist Youth Fellowship leader, and constant chauffeur for tennis tournaments, cheerleading practice, piano lessons and any other activities her girls elected to pursue.
Kay Hathorn also served as President of the Womanís Forum, President of the Womanís Medical Auxiliary, and President of the Floral Heights United Methodist WSCS.
She focused her life on God, first, her family, second and others, third. She was a member of Floral Heights United Methodist Church and participated in numerous evangelical activities on a nationwide basis.
Kay Hathorn was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mable Nelson, her sister, Marjorie Fowler and her husband, Jerome Benjamin Hathorn, Jr. She is survived and beloved by her daughters, Kathy Barbour-Roberts and her husband Rick, Julie Albright and her husband Bill, Sherry Cronin and her husband Loren, and Lory Randolph; her grandchildren, Ben Barbour and wife Kelly, Greg Barbour, Sarah Jane Bost and her husband Tom, Rod Roberson and his wife Brooke, Kimi Dallman and her husband Matt, Angela Kennedy and her husband Russ, Christina OíBrien and her husband Sam, Jack Randolph and Ryan Randolph; her great grandchildren, Boldrick Barbour, Crawford Barbour, Jack Roberson, Lily Roberson, Branch Dallman, Jones Dallman, Evelyn Dallman, Paul Bost, John Bost, Patrick Bost, Caedmon Kennedy, Bryson Kennedy, Coventry Kennedy, and Grayson Kennedy; and her niece, Deanna Fowler Kissell and her nephew, Mike Fowler.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Wichita Falls for all their wonderful, loving care provided to Kay.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.