Aug. 20, 1920 - Sept. 18, 2006
PALISADE?-- Kathryn Jessen 86, died Monday (Sept. 18, 2006).
She was born Aug. 20, 1920, to William C. and Josephine (Gammon) Kieffe at Crawford.
She graduated from Chardon High School in May 1938 and attended nursing school in Alliance. She moved to Idaho in the 50s and pursued her career in nursing, graduating in 1958. She worked as a nurse in many different hospitals and nursing homes.
On Oct. 30, 1971, she married Hans "Toby" Jessen. They retired to Palisade in 1984.
Preceeding her in death were her parents; her husband; one daughter, Mary Jo Atchison; three sisters, Gwendolyn Kieffe, Genevieve Kieffe, and Josephine (Kieffe) Peterson; and two brothers, Richard "Dick" Kieffe and Lewis W. "Billy" Kieffe.
Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Bamsey and husband, George, of Omaha; two sons, William "Bill" Atchison and wife, Jeri, of Palisade and Jim Atchison of Chadron; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m., (MST) at the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. at the funeral home. The casket will be closed. Friends may send condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Alzheimers Association.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.