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Kathleen Percival

Kathleen Percival, 87, Overland Park, mother of Cecelia Orcutt, Iola, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
She had Alzheimer’s for nearly 10 years. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, brother Keith and beloved husband Daryl.
She is survived by her two daughters and son-in-laws, Cecelia and Steven Orcutt, Iola, and Julie and Jim Knedlik, Overland Park; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
Katie was born May 10, 1925, in Lincoln to Roscoe and Mable Anderson. She graduated from Beverly High School and attended Kansas State beginning her career in teaching. They made their home in Salina until 1958 when they moved to Mission where Katie worked for Macy’s for 20 years until her retirement. Katie dedicated her life to being a devout Christian, a selfless and wonderful wife and mother and a nurturing “grandma” to her beloved Shannon. Her family and flowers flourished in her loving care.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee Mission. A family graveside service will be Tuesday at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa.

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