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Delores M. Kathka

Monday, December 17, 2012

Delores M. Kathka

April 1, 1939 - Dec. 16, 2012

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Delores M. Kathka, 73, of McCook, formerly of Oberlin, Kansas, died Sunday (Dec. 16, 2012) at her residence in McCook.

She was born April 1, 1939, to Clarence and Anna (Farber) Keith in Thatcher, Colorado. She was raised in Danbury, Nebraska and attended Danbury Consolidated School.

She married Emery A. Kathka in Oberlin on May 25, 1955. She worked for the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin and Community Hospital in McCook,

She was preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Anna Keith; three infant siblings, Gerald, Richard, and Donna Keith; two sisters, Glenva Kenfield and Letha Riblett; brother, Norman Keith; and grandson, Timothy Kathka.

Survivors include her husband, Emery Kathka of McCook; three sons, Dennis Kathke, of Danbury, David (Teresa) Kathka, of Elgin, Illinois, and Duane Kathka, of Arapahoe, Nebraska; brother, Jimmy (Jeannene) Keith, of Phoenix, Arizona; five sisters, Le Ardis Frerichs of Lexington, Nebraska, Noreen Jumps of McCook, Le Verna Petersen, of Grand Island, Nebraska, Anita (Ed) Surber, of Bainbridge, Indiana, and Jackie Miller, of Grand Island; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

Services are Friday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with the Rev. Bruce Lester officiating. Interment is at the Traer Cemetery.

Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pauls Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given in her name to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and Petrified Wood Gallery in Ogallala, Nebraska. Online condolences may be left at www.paulsfh.com

Pauls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.