Kathy Davis

Kathryn Ann Davis, 61, of Columbia passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, February 9, 2013.  Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life gathering will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013 in the commons area of Hickman High School.  A private scattering of her ashes will be held later in Grand Junction, CO.  Kathy was born February 4, 1952 in Cincinnati, OH and on July 22, 1977 she married Kenneth Lee Davis who has preceded her in death.  She is survived by her father Robert (Jan) Butterworth, son Tim (Lauren) Davis and their children Dawson and Harper and her brother Steve (Jane) Butterworth .  She is also preceded in death by her mother Helen (Rose) Butterworth and a sister Markie Butterworth.  Kathy worked in the Columbia Public School District for 24 years and recently retired from Hickman High School, where she was a secretary in the workroom.  She loved animals and expecially loved raising and working with horses.


  1. Phil and Nicole Overeem on February 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    We worked with Kathy at Hickman, and she was a valued colleague. She cared deeply about her fellow Kewpies, and was not afraid to speak the truth. She had a great sense of humor, was our student radio station’s biggest fan, and could call a snow day (complete with number of inches of snowfall and number of days we’d be out) with pinpoint accuracy. She was also very selfless. We have felt her absence since she retired, and we feel it even more now. P. S. If you are somewhere able to read this, I am sorry I screamed the cuss word that one time when I thought no one was in the workroom (Phil).

  2. B. J. Jewett on February 18, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Kathy was a lovely woman, sweet, thoughtful and kind. Many, many times she rescued me (patiently) from mistakes I made in trying to make my own copies on the ever difficult copier and risso machines. She worked hard to meet the needs of the teachers at Hickman and was a genuinely nice woman. She will be missed.

  3. Jo Shaw on February 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I will always remember Kathy for being a kind and generous person. I feel blessed to have worked with her a number of years at Hickman High School.
    Kathy and I shared a friendship and love of horses. Over the years I deeply appreciated her guidance and words of support for working with my horses.
    I am deeply sorry the world has lost a gentle and caring soul in Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I hope in time the pain of her loss will be replaced with treasured memories of her life, the love and pride she felt for her son and family.
    Jo Shaw

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