Katherine Ann Klote

Katherine Ann Klote, 58, of Lone Jack, Missouri lost her battle with cancer on January 21, 2021. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by family listening to John Denver.

Due to the COVID -19 there will be no services, Kathy and the family are very concerned about this virus and do not want to put anyone at risk.

Kathy was born August, the 7th, 1962 in Jackson County, Missouri. She graduated from Ruskin High School. On November the 7, 1987, Kathy married Tim. Kathy raised her three children and was a homemaker for the family. She loved being outdoors, at her aunt and uncle’s farm in Lexington, Mo., camping, going to rodeos, especially the rodeo at Benjamin Stables Ranch. She also enjoyed listening to her music, and especially the artist John Denver.

Her ashes will be dispersed at the Roseman Covered Bridge in Madison County, Iowa. She always loved the movie “Bridges of Madison County”. Some ashes will be dropped in Aspen Colorado, at the John Denver sanctuary.

Kathy was diagnosed on Christmas eve 2019 with small cell lung cancer that eventually moved to her liver, and then metastasized to her brain. She fought a hard battle going through chemo, and radiation treatments, this last year.

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at KUMED cancer center, and the KU Lakewood campus for their care and treatment. She loved going to see the doctors and nurses, they took great care of her while she was there.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Janice E. Wood, Delbert R. Shoemaker; stepfather, Gary Wood; brother, Dale Shoemaker; and younger sister, Laura E. Richardson.
Survivors include: husband, Timothy J. Klote; children, Jessica A. Trump, (Brad Trump) Michael D. Weber, and Marissa K. Hostetter, (Harry Hostetter III); two grandchildren, Harper Trump and River Moe; and the family pet yorkie, Shelby Lynn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to KU Cancer Center at KU Endowment, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mailstop 3012 Kansas City, KS 66160, to benefit cancer research. Online contributions may be made at www.kuendowment.org/give.



  1. Grover Buhrman on January 26, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    God Bless this whole family. Grover and Lora send them all love and peace at this time.

  2. Bonnie Powell on March 10, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Kathy. I met her at a campground, with her husband Tim, & we spent those women’s talk days while the husbands worked.
    I really liked them. She wanted so bad to get home to her kids & grand kids. I wanted her to stay camping.
    We laughed & had a great time, & I was hoping we could meet up again at the campground. Maybe now in the campground in heaven.

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