Kathryn R. Puckett, 93, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2008) at Asbury Park Healthcare in Newton.
Kathryn R. Puckett, 93, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2008) at Asbury Park Healthcare in Newton.She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Syracuse to Rola and Sidnie (Watkins) Browning. They preceded her in death. On June 11, 1931, she married Jess Puckett. He preceded her in death in March 1985. Kathryn recently moved from Mesa, Ariz., to be closer to her family, whom she greatly looked forward to spending time with. She was a retired bank teller. She greatly enjoyed traveling, and she and her husband lived on the Bahama Islands for a time during their retirement. She greatly enjoyed her retirement years and sending cards to friends and family on their special days. She also enjoyed needlepoint and teaching Bible to high school girls and being a counselor to them. Survivors include a daughter, Laverna and Donald Parrish of Burns; a son, Bill and Sandra Puckett of Oklahoma City; a brother, Donald and Anne Browning of Aurora, Colo.; and sisters, Mary Helm of Syracuse and Lois McPhail of Georgetown, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by brothers, Clyde Browning, Francis Browning and James Browning; and sisters, Carol Browning and Betty Conrad. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Denver at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, which is in charge of arrangements.