Kathryn A. ("Kathy") Orr

Born: Fri., Dec. 16, 1949
Died: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018


1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 15, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

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Kathryn A. “Kathy” Orr, age 68 of Nebr. City passed away Feb. 9, 2018 at the Nebr. City Care and Rehab. Center.

She was born on Dec. 16, 1949 in Red Oak, IA and was the daughter of Robert Raymond Hanscom and JoAnn (Woods) Hanscom.  She attended school in Red Oak, Corning, New Sharon and Nebr. City; graduating from the Nebr. City High School with the class of 1969.  

Kathy worked at IGF Crop Insurance Company in Des Moines, IA for many years.  She also worked at the former Pamida Store in Nebr. City.  She enjoyed collecting Depression Glass, served on the NCHS Alumni Board, and volunteered many hours at the Red Cross Bloodmobile.  She formerly was a member of the United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and served on the church board.  Most recently, she attended First Christian Church in Nebr. City.

She is survived by a sister in law Cheryl Orr of Lincoln, NE; long-time friend Sue Rice (Roger) of Nebr. City; nieces and nephews:  Nanci Kettler (John) of Lincoln, NE, Bob Kuhnel (Kate) of Lincoln, Jim Orr of Phoenix, AZ, Brian Orr (Cindy) of Red Oak, IA and Chris Orr of Kansas City, MO; five great nieces and nephews:  Corey Ann Sheesley, Nate Kettler, Andrew, Courtney and Zachary Orr; other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert R. Hanscom in 1983, her mother JoAnn Orr in 2014, step-father Lawrence “Bud” Orr in 1992, infant sister Linda Lee Hanscom and brothers:  Robert Russell Orr, Lloyd Roy Orr and Larry Lee Orr.

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Brian Orr
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
She was a trooper right up until the end!! So sad to have to let you go, but you did it on your terms!! Love you and will miss you!! Say hi to my pops!!

Dorothy Royal
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
May God give her peace.

Jeanne Griffen
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
I was sorry to learn that Kathryn has passed away. I know that she is with her Savior now and has no more pain. She will be missed by her friends!

Mary Jo Turner
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Kathryn. I worked with Kathryn at Principal Healthcare and remain friends all these years. I have a lot of fond memories of us going out to eat and shopping. I know she enjoyed the cross stitch picture that I did for her. Rest in peace Kathryn. I will miss you and our talks.

Rogene Clements
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
I knew Kathryn because of her love of collecting depression glass. We had great times going to conventions in New Orleans, Denver and Council Bluffs. She had a heart of gold. Thankfully she is no longer in pain and I will see her again in heaven!

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