ALTAMONT — Kathy Gay Houston, 61, of rural Altamont passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Coffeyville.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1959, to Verl Leon and Betty Jewel (Thompson) Houston in Parsons. As a young girl, she grew up in the Altamont area, attending Altamont Grade School and graduating from Labette County High School in 1978.

Over the years, Kathy helped her dad and brother on the family farm. She also was a caregiver to her mother. In her younger years, she had attended the Altamont First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Houston of Altamont; a brother, Kent Houston and his wife, Janie, of Coffeyville; and a sister, Dara Keith and her husband, Jerry, of Adair, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her father.

A graveside service at Springhill Cemetery is being planned for a later date. The service is under the direction of the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home of Altamont.

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