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June 16, 2013
She had the power to reach through the television screen to connect with her audience on a level seldom seen. What a gift, what a woman. Vale Kathryn
November 01, 2012
Two careers, who can say that ? Your smile says it all. Thank God we can see you ONCE again on reruns. Your sons are very fortunate to have had you for their mom.
September 26, 2012
Amazing actress, very inspiring will never forget her.... She will be missed..
September 25, 2012
We will miss You [*]
You were a fantastic actress:'(
September 25, 2012
What a wonderful actress Kathryn was. I was in tears when she died on Desperate Housewives. So ironic that she died so soon after the show ended. I wish she had won the Emmy last night, she certainly earned it. RIP Kathryn, you will be missed.
August 15, 2012
So sad to have just found out of the passing of This wonderful lady ,My Favourite character in Desperate House wifes i am sure in life she was as wonderful and amusing ,Kind thoughts to your family
August 07, 2012
God bless, you were the funniest character on screen and off from what I can understand, may you rest in peace.
I give my most sincere wishes to her family.
July 22, 2012
I am so sorry I just found out about Ms. Joosten's very sad death. God bless you because as everyone has so eloquently said, you were an inspiration and will be missed more than all of these words can say. I am praying for your sons and their families and your friends. Thank you for touching us all! Cristina in Warsaw, Poland
July 20, 2012
To Ms. Joosten's sons - wow, your mother was an inspiration to us all! Feisty, hard-working, and in the end the best comedienne we never knew. Sounds like she lived her dash to its fullest. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Mcloskey. You kept me smiling for 8 years! To those who love her, my deepest condolences. I can only imagine the hole in your hearts.
June 28, 2012
Kathryn,
You were the best on Desperate Housewives and when you played on Becker as a forgetful patient you were great too. Too bad you had died on us. You were a great celebrity.
June 07, 2012
Thanks for the memories and for sharing Kathryn with the fans. She will be missed.
June 07, 2012
Kathryn was one of my favorites!!She was one of those rare,naturally "funny" people.I laughed every time that she opened her mouth.My only regret was never meeting her in person.She was beloved by all,and will be missed by many.We thank God for her life,as she was one in a million!
June 07, 2012
May the God of comfort be with you in your time of grief.
June 07, 2012
Rest well, thank you for touching all our lives.
June 07, 2012
I loved Desperate Housewives and will miss my Sunday night show and all the characters especially Mrs McCluskey....she was a character and and a truly gifted actress and will be missed by all that watched that show!n So sorry for your loss and now she will not have to suffer anymore...may she Rest in Peace!
June 07, 2012
So sad. She was the best on the DH show.
June 07, 2012
you were a great lady love her on the show she made you laugh at times you will be missed
June 07, 2012
You had added so much joy to Desperate housewives, I loved your character, you will be truly missed , Every Sunday we were use to having you in our home , sometimes I think I would run into you in our neighbor hood haha Just think how one person can bring so much joy in our lives , I thank you for giving me time to escape my problems for that hour , You must have been so beautiful in real life as you were on the big screen, I just wished I had the chance to meet you in person and sit and talk as if we were neighbors . Now go and take that joy into heaven,but leave some here, we will always have you in our hearts and prayers , GOD BLESS YOU and your family !!!
June 07, 2012
Loved her character on Housewives...I was crying watching her character pass away. Then shocked to learn of her death in real life. May she Rest In Peace and her family know she brought all of us such joy.
June 06, 2012
Will miss seeing her on tv, she is a great loss. Thankfully she doesnt have to carry on her battle and can now rest in heaven.
June 06, 2012
We are truly sorry for your lost. In your time of bereavement, know that God assures us that we will see our loved ones again. I'm sure that with the help of our loving Heavenly Father, your family, and friends you will be able to endure this trial. May your memories give you comfort.
June 06, 2012
she made the housewives .......
June 06, 2012
Loved her on West Wing and Desperate Housewives. Best female character actress of our time. Proud to be a fellow Illinoisan.
Linda (Rockford, Il).
June 06, 2012
Loved her in everything she did. Especially the West Wing. She was awesome. She handled her illness with grace and dignity. Rest in peace Kathryn and thanks for all the great memories I have of you
June 06, 2012
I truly enjoyed her work. The West Wing would not have been the same without her creation of Mrs. Landingham, she made great choices with that character. I also enjoyed her guest appearances on Joan of Arcadia.
June 06, 2012
Thank you for the many years of entertainment. You will be missed but now you are on the best journey of your life. Rest in Peace.
June 06, 2012
Kathryn, you made me smile everytime I saw you on the show. Thank you for that. Bless you and rest in peace.
June 06, 2012
You were an amazing actress we will miss you dearly
June 06, 2012
I really enjoyed her work as an actress. She always was very believable in whatever role she played. My sympathy to her sons and family. May she rest in peace.
June 06, 2012
She is one person I will truly miss just because of her honest performances. I'm sure she has them laughing upstairs right now.
June 06, 2012
I recently lost my Mother to lung cancer and I want to thank Kathryn for being such an advocate for this disease. Many believe that it is only a smoker's disease and that is far from the truth. However, if individuals do make a decision to smoke, does that mean they are more deserving of the suffering? Absolutely not. We must work together to find cures for ALL cancers and spare the suffering of those left behind to mourn. Kathryn, you were a jewel. RIP
June 06, 2012
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I enjoyed her in Desperate Housewives. She made the show. I'll miss you. May God Bless her sons and family.
June 06, 2012
Kathryn, you showed me that it's never too late to pursue my acting career. Thanks for being true to your dreams!!! You are a treasure to all who witnessed
your art.
June 06, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with Kathryn dear family.John5:28.
June 06, 2012
Jonathan and Timothy, My condolences to both of you and the family. She will be missed. May your cherised memories of Kathryn bring you great comfort. RO.15:33-May the God who gives peace be with all of you.
June 06, 2012
RIP, Kathryn. Loved your character on DH.
June 05, 2012
June 05, 2012
My condolences to Timothy and Jonathan. Kathryn was one of a kind! She was a great actress and a great person and was my favorite on Desperate Housewives. You will be missed dear sweet lady. Thanks for the memories!
June 05, 2012
Loved Kathryn on Desperate Housewives. May God Bless your family.
June 05, 2012
June 05, 2012
Please accept my sincerest condolences. If she is anything like she appeared, she's a hero to many of us. I lost my father to lung cancer as well. Many of us will mourn her passing. Peace.
June 05, 2012
She was a truely amazing woman!!!!
Loved her in Desperate housewives!!!
June 05, 2012
I loved all her characters. She will be very much missed.
June 05, 2012
such a beautiful person..Loved seeing her on TV.. so very sorry for your loss..
June 05, 2012
Very sorry to hear of Kathryn's passing, I enjoyed her character on Desperate..Rest in Peace.
June 05, 2012
words are hard to find. I never know her as a mother or everday person, But you let Dolores Landingham come in a room and people took notice. I hated to see her leave West Wing.
God Bless and keep you and your sons in his hands. Rose Mongeur [Randolph, VT]
June 05, 2012
You were so delightful...Rest in peace.

Jessie Thomas
June 05, 2012
My father died back in 1996 of this dreaded disease. Like many others, I had no idea that the show echoed Karen's personal experience. I am also a 5 year survivor and will pray for the day that we will cure this dreaded disease. Condlences to the family.
June 05, 2012
I was so saddened to hear of your passing. I loved you on Desperate Housewives, and I was never aware that you were struggling with cancer until the very end. Even though you were the older housewife on the block, you put the humor in the show. I cried like you were my own family on the finale when you died. Your family is in my prayers and may God grant them peace at this time.
June 05, 2012
Rest in peace.
A Desperate Housewives fan from the first episode until the end.
June 05, 2012
I watched the episodes here and there of Desperate Housewives. Kathryn was a very good actress for her part in the series. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this time.
June 05, 2012
I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family of Kathryn Joosten.

I adored Kathryn's portrayal of Karen McClusky on Desperate Housewives and, I must admit, I cried when the character passed. I will admit to crying upon hearing the news of Ms. Joosten's passing.

Rest In Peace, Kathryn Joosten.
June 05, 2012
June 05, 2012
Loved you on the show.... thanks for the memories, God bless
June 05, 2012
You will be dearly missed!!! Enjoyed your character all those years :)
June 05, 2012
So enjoyed you on Desparate Housewives. I cried when you died in the finale, but am so glad to have seen it and that you were able to be apart of such a wonderful show. Rest in peace Kathryn, you will be truly missed. Carol
June 05, 2012
Please know that your mother was a wonderful advocate for lung cancer... As a lung cancer survivor of 5 1/2 years, I truly appreciate her efforts to get LC out there to the public. Thank you!
June 05, 2012
Loved Kathryn as Mrs. Landingham. Her dry wit made many a scene. Her real life story is so inspirational to women in midlife. She will be missed by many.
June 05, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Joosten family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
June 05, 2012
i'm truly going to miss kathryn,she played her part with words of wisdom that your parent are grandparent would give u.my heart go out to her family and friend she will be miss.
June 05, 2012
As I sit and watch the season reruns of Desperate Housewives, I am saddened to hear about the loss of such a wonderful actress. I cried during the season finale and now I cry in real life. May you now rest in peace, forever and ever, Amen.
June 05, 2012
Such a funny and great lady, I am sure she will be missed by many.
June 05, 2012
Always enjoyed WL and you. Will miss both. Rest in peace lovely lady..
June 05, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was a wonderful actress.
June 05, 2012
we enjoyed you so much on DH, when you were on screen, we were assured of a good laugh too. You will be missed.
June 05, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Wiseria Lane will never be the same. I looked forward in watching you all of the time. May God bless you...You are his "Special Actress" in Heaven. Sandra Slater Louisville Ky.
June 05, 2012
A fascinating & talented actress. She made it look ez!
June 05, 2012
RIP beloved actress
June 04, 2012
I would like to send my condolence's to Kathy's son's, family & friends. When I watched the Desperate Housewives, I was like boy that Mrs Mc Closky sure is a nosey and mean woman but you know she was a fantastic actor when you are believing the part she was playing. I saw her on the Bold & The Beautiful with Stephanie about cancer. The last show the writer did her justice by having her confess to Gaby's step fathers murder, but when Bree got the call at the wedding, I cried so much. My mother in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer on October 9th was told she had 3 to 6 months and left us exactly 2 weeks to the day later. She never smoked a day in her life. I was concerned for her health on the last show because you could tell she was frail. I hope that Kathy was able to leave this world as peaceful as she did on the show. She will be greatly missed. God Bless her soul. To her son's THANK YOU for sharing her with us!
June 04, 2012
To Kathryn, thank you for sharing your life with us. Job well done! Godspeed dear lady. To her sons and loved ones, I wish you comfort and peace as you adjust in this sad time. God bless you all.
June 04, 2012
When I heard about the passing of Kathryn, one of my first thoughts was about the incredible courage it must have taken not only as an actress but more importantly as a woman fighting her own cancer battle to act out her character's death on TV. I can only imagine how blessed her family must feel to have been apart of this woman's life. I can also only imagine the depth of their grief at this time. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I only wish I too had known Kathryn. I am sure it would have only increased the respect and admiration I feel towards her. I enjoyed watching her on Desperate Housewives. Thanks for the memories!! Rest in Love and Peace.
June 04, 2012
Kathy and I were in the League of Women Voters in Lake Forest, Il. Her son Jonathan and my son, Brian were in grade school together. I remember how we used to tool around Lake Forest in her old jeep (I felt like it was WWII vintage). She was so different from the usual materialistic image concerned Lake Forest woman. Pat Danloe
June 04, 2012
Loved her on Desperate Housewives! Rest in peace.
June 04, 2012
Your beautiful smile and personality will be missed!
June 04, 2012
Wow how ironic the last episode u pass away.I loved your roll in Desperate housewives.
Rest in peace Kathryn.
June 04, 2012
I really enjoyed watching her and she will be missed.
June 04, 2012
Couldn't believe she WAS actually dieing on that last episode. What a wonderful actress and special person. My sympathy to her family. Janice, Rockford, Illinois
June 04, 2012
To the family&friends of Kathy I send my deepest sympathy. I had the privlege of meeting her when she lived next door to my cousin Jim. She was a wonderful,kind & caring friend to my cousin. She will be sorely missed by all......Charnice Supper
June 04, 2012
You were an outstanding and loveable actress adored by many audiences. May your memory and legacy live on through your sons. May our LORD grant enteral rest on to you.
June 04, 2012
Your the best,and you will be missed!!!
June 04, 2012
You were an amazing actress we will miss you dearly
June 04, 2012
SO SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR MOM'S PASSING SHE WAS A KICK ON DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES,I'M SURE SHE IS ENTERTAINING IN HEAVEN RIP KAREN YOU WILL B MISSED
June 04, 2012
Thank you for allowing your battle with Lung Cancer to be used as part of your story line on Desperate Housewives. Sorry you lost your long battle but glad that you were active in discussing such a horrible disease which also took the life of my Mom. I'm sure that you are no longer suffering and in a better place and will be missed by so many. Thank you for entertaining us.
June 04, 2012
RIP
June 04, 2012
Rest in peace Kathryn. The world will miss a very talented entertainer.

Maria, Cumberland RI
June 04, 2012
What a talented lady! I loved her on Desperate Housewives when she was on with Lilly Tomlin. What a pair! She will be greatly missed.
June 04, 2012
Rest in Peace Kathryn, you will be missed, I loved watching you on Desperate Housewives. Praying for all of you.
June 04, 2012
Rest in peace
June 04, 2012
I was a real fan while she was in West Wing and
was thrilled when I saw her again on Desperate
Housewives. I was so sorry to hear of her loss.
God Bless her and her family. She will be missed. Judi ( Wadsworth, OH)
June 04, 2012
She will be missed by all and I loved her on my favorite show desperate housewifes.
She was great and will be missed
My deepest heartfelt condolences on the loss and may her memory be a blessing
June 04, 2012
God Bless...I loved her character on DH...she will be missed...Chris, New Jersey
June 04, 2012
She was an awesome actress!!! Wonderful on Derserate Housewives. I missed several episeodes and didn't realize she was really sick. A genuine actress, and will greatly be missed.
June 04, 2012
Rest in Peace Kathryn. You were a part of my family through marraige I have never had the opportunity to meet you in person. However your son has become a wonderful part of our family and I thank you for raising such a good man to be there for my cousin. I have been a fan of yours for years and only wish I could have met you in person. Your family has always spoken very highly of you and believe me you will be missed by so many people. Rest in peace Mrs. Joosten - you are truly an inspiration to all of us single mothers nowing there must be more to life than the daily 9-5 job :) Thank you for making us all laugh - your work has touched millions of people
June 04, 2012
What an amazing actress! Kathryn is one of my favorites on Desperate Housewives --- and it was sad enough when she passed away on the last episode! I was shocked and saddened to read about her in today's obituaries.

May the great memories you, her family, have of Kathryn, bring you peace and comfort. She will be greatly missed. RIP!
June 04, 2012
I had no idea that the story line in Desparate House Wives was because of true life. God Bless you..RIP
June 04, 2012
i love you, you are wonderful actress and made us all laugh on desperate house wives. you are the reason we watched the show besides Gabby. you are in GOD's Kingdom, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Dallas Texas
June 04, 2012
My heart goes out to all of Kathryn's family! I will mostly remember Kathryn from her role in Desperate Housewives. She always made me smile! :-) May God comfort you during this difficult time and bless you all with wonderful memories!
Mary Hoogshagen (Belle Fourche, SD
June 04, 2012
What an awesome actress! You will be missed! Thank you for entertaining your fans for so long.
June 04, 2012
She was an amazing actress . Rest in peace.When someone you love becomes a memory , your memories become your treasures
June 04, 2012
My most favorite episodes of West Wing starred the marvelous Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. Dolores Landingham, memorable mother of two soldier sons Killed in the war. I'll always remember her words, "I miss my boys." She made these words memorable.
Virginia Carlson,
Pittsburgh, PA
June 04, 2012
My sympathies go out to Kathryn's family and friends. You shared her with the world. She brought a slice of reality to Desparate Housewives. She was an amazing woman.
June 04, 2012
RIP
God bless!
June 04, 2012
i really enoyed her in desperate housewives she was very funny-will be missed-prayers go out to the family
June 04, 2012
Wonderful person and actress, especially as Karen McCluskey on Desperate Housewives! Love you, you will be missed!
June 04, 2012
TO THE FAMILY YOUR MOTHER WILL BE MISSED.SHE IS IN HEAVEN WITH GOOOD HANDS I WILL MISS HER AS I WATCHED HER ON TV.
June 04, 2012
rip ms joosten your fan noel smith
June 04, 2012

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GodBless you
~KATHRYN~rip
Our condolences`
Thank you for the
dear drama of
movie star roll
theatre arts cast
of joy /sadness'comedy
June 04, 2012
Loved the down to earth humor you were blessed with on Desperate Housewives and all the shows you were in. Gonna miss ya!!
June 04, 2012
June 04, 2012
What a wonderful actress and person. I enjoyed everything she was in, especially Desperate Housewives in her role as Karen McCluskey. Prayers go out to her family.
June 04, 2012
GREAT ACTRESS, SHE WILL BE MISSED!
June 04, 2012
Who would have known that she was actually ill? At least she lived long enough to finish her final role. What a way to go out! Thanks for a great character - she added to the show.
L. Sherrill (Charleston, SC)
June 04, 2012
This delightful, uncommon actress found a way into my heart in her "Joan of Arcadia" days. May she know God's love & mysterious ways for all eternity. Rest in peace, Ms. Joosten.
June 04, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all her memories stay close to your heart. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
June 04, 2012
You will be missed, but, I know that heaven is rejoicing. Thanks for all of the laughter!
June 04, 2012
To Kathryn's family, she was one of my favorite characters on Desparate Housewives. I loved the way she kept the Lane in line! She will be greatly missed.
June 04, 2012
What a precious lady..I loved her acting ability..Pat G. Marin Danville, Va.
June 04, 2012
Rest in Peace, "Karen". I loved your character on DH. Wish you could have been with us longer.
Richard, Weslaco, TX
June 04, 2012
What a remarkable woman and a wonderful actress. I was so shocked and saddened to learn of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
June 04, 2012
I really enjoyed seeing Kathryn on Desperate Housewives! I hope she can rest in peace knowing she bought so much to the entertainment world.
June 04, 2012
Kathryn was great on D.H. Always brought a laugh to my Sunday nights. With deepest sympathy to her family especially her sons. May she rest in peace.
June 04, 2012
Had no Idea she was dealing with Lung cancer while playing the part of Lung cancer victim on Desperate Housewives. She was a wonderful actress . God be with her in Heaven.
June 04, 2012
she was a great actress and made me laugh a lot RIP Kathryn, you will be missed by many!
June 04, 2012
yes she was one kind od lady, we really enjoyed her on the housewife show.we were always waiting to see what she had to say. may she rest in peace aND GOD BLESS
June 04, 2012
I loved her on Desperate Housewives, she was a HOOT! I'm so sorry for her family and thank you for sharing such a lovely person with us.

Kathryn, your work is done, Rest in Peace.
June 04, 2012
To Kathryn's family,
My thoughts & prayers are with you. We lost a courageous woman & a talented lady ! Hold your memories dear.
June 04, 2012
She made my D. H. Sundays. The struggle is over, rest now.
June 04, 2012
She always made me laugh on Desperate Housewives....she will truly be missed!
June 04, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during this difficult time and May God grant you the comfort to endure.
June 04, 2012
I absolutely loved her on Desperate Housewives! What a talented woman. I know you all will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you.
June 04, 2012
You will be greatly missed.You were my favorite always made me laugh.May God comfort your family.Rest in Peace
June 04, 2012
What a great actress and lady. Always made me laugh and cry on Desperate Housewifes. RIP
June 04, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the entire family, let God be for you a refuge and strength to help you copy during the difficult times ahead, may He provide you with peace and comfort . Psalms 46:1
Robin
June 04, 2012
Rest in Peace Kathryn, You were a brilliant actress and made me laugh in your Desparate Housewives role. Love to your family. Elizabeth, Glasgow, Scotland UK
June 04, 2012
Loved her on D.H. She was such an entertaining actress.
God bless her and take care of her, our sympathies to her family!
June 04, 2012
that saddens me because she was one of my favorite people on the show god bless her family, my father just passed in January of signet ringcell cancer. akb of belleville,il
June 04, 2012
My condolences to Jonathan and Timothy. May the wonderful memories of your Mother and God help you through this time.
She will be missed by all this is a very sad day.
Rest In Peace.
June 04, 2012
Kathryn was a very funny actress - enjoyed her very much. Really enjoyed her on "General Hospital" as patient Ida Warren - she was making baby blankets while she was waiting to be released. Thank you for entertaining us!!!!
June 04, 2012
God Bless You, You Sweet Soul !
June 04, 2012
Rest in peace beautiful lady.
June 04, 2012
June 04, 2012
Loved every bit of her acting abilities on Desperate Housewives, my heart goes out to her family and friends in this time of loss!
June 03, 2012
Kathryn Joosten, A women who is gone but will not be forgotten.
June 03, 2012
Rest in peace,loved your character on desperate housewives.
June 03, 2012
You will be missed,"Mrs.Mccluskey".You were one of my favorites.Rest in peace.
June 03, 2012
One of my favorites on West Wing-very talented and she will be greatly missed. My prayers for comfort go out to her family and friends.

Victoria Fraser (maine)
June 03, 2012
Rest in Peace dear Lady, my husband passed away frm Lung Cancer in 2007, so my condolences to your family!! Can't believe the show wrapped up and then now she is gone too but I know she is in a better place(like my husband)healthy & well again!! God Bless Kathryn & her family!!
Janet(Texas)
June 03, 2012
I enjoyed her part she played in Desperate Housewifes. She is a lady that left her mark. So sorry for the loss of this fine lady.
June 03, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
June 03, 2012
A SINGLE CANDLE TO LIGHT UP HEAVEN FOR A GREAT LADY. WILL MISS YOU GREATLY.
June 03, 2012
Rest in Peace, Karen. This is a very sad day.
June 03, 2012
Desperate housewives was my all time favorite tv show. This lady was so much a part of that show and was enjoyed every week watching her. She will surely be missed and loved for the lady she was. So sorry for the family and may she be a blessing in heaven like she was here on earth. Marlene (rutherford college,nc)
June 03, 2012
A very talented lady. Gone too soon. She was great on Desperate Housewives.
June 03, 2012
I loved this lovely Lady's character in Desperate Housewives! Was so sad to hear of her passing.
June 03, 2012
She was such a joy and delightful lady. I loved her acting and personality. Rest in peace. Helena Villa
June 03, 2012
I loved her acting and was so surprised and sadden at her passing. May she rest in peace.
June 03, 2012
I am very sad to see the news that Kathryn Joosten has passed. She was a talented lady and she will be missed.
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
I loved this lady. She was so funny and lovable. God welcome her home and bless her family with peace.
June 03, 2012
May you rest in peace. You will be missed.
June 03, 2012
What a wonderful and beautiful lady,may you rip in heaven . You have left a long following of admirers and have touched my heart and soul.
June 03, 2012
Trusting in God's Promises
Comfort for your sorrow,
courage for each day,
Strength to face this journey,
His Word to light your way,
His peace to fill your heart,
although you may not understand,
And his love to hold you gently
in the hollow of His hand.

L. Green-West Palm Beach, FLA 33407
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
loved this lady. wonderful actress. you will be sorely missed. rest in peace. my sympathies to her family.
June 03, 2012
Mrs. McCluskey, you will be so missed. You fought hard, and brought this ailment to the TV, where they incorporated it in the last show. You were such a delight on D.Housewives. Rest is peace, you gave it your all, and it was always your best.
June 03, 2012
I loved Mrs Mccluskey, she was one of my favorites! So sad to have lost you, praying for your sons! You were an amazing actress!! Until me meet some day.....god speed!
June 03, 2012
Your mom was one of my favorite characters on West Wing - she had it all together. Often wish that our real government ran as smoothly as Jed's - it was one of my all-time favorite shows - I watched the reruns too.
June 03, 2012
Kathryn was a very talented actress and loved her on DHW. R.I.P.
June 03, 2012
RIP you will be missed,
June 03, 2012
rip
June 03, 2012
THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL OF YOUR WONDERFUL TALENTS WITH THE REST OF US AND FOR CREATING SUCH WONDERFUL MEMORIES! YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED!
June 03, 2012
Wonderful, unique, yes, one of a kind. I loved everything about her. She made me smile. I will miss her as you will. Just know that the God of all comfort is near to provide you with peace and hope and the promise of better days not far off. Revelation 21:4 Deepest sympathy.
June 03, 2012
You will be missed but have left a large legacy! Thank you!
June 03, 2012
I have admired Kathy's work since Come Back Little Sheba in Chicago. She was truly an amazing actress and a wonderful woman. Kathy's family is in my prayers.
June 03, 2012
Kathryn was such a wonderful actress! She was my favorite "Housewife". I will miss seeing her around in Tv Land :(
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
I always enjoyd her role as Karen on Desperate Housewives and how she was so "matter of fact" with the other girls. It is fitting that the show has come to a close because it would not be the same without her. What a great actress.
June 03, 2012
What a loss! She was good at everything she did. May the God of Comfort now be with her two boys!(2Corinthians 1:3,4)
June 03, 2012
Thank You for sharing with so many.
June 03, 2012
RIP~Thank you for many years of fun and laughter. Prayers for the family.
June 03, 2012
This is the poem she said over the ashes of the neighbor who passed in the in twister on Desperate Housewives:

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a 1,000 winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sun on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled light
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there; I did not die.
Anon, 20th century
June 03, 2012
So sad to hear of Kathryns Passing ,I watched her on Desperate Housewifes I Loved her character it came so easy for her role she played ,she was a pistol and I Laughed so much for her such a small woman with a Great Gift for Life and Laughter .God Bless you Rip and God Bless your Family
June 03, 2012
Thank you for sharing your illness with millions. I know that I will not forget how you made me feel while watching your progress on the show. I had many tears when I watched Karen Mcclusky pass in the final episode and now is no different. Wisteria Lane will be forever grateful for having you as their friend. May God Bless your family and keep them in their time of need.
June 03, 2012
Thanks for all your great work, Mrs. Landingham.
June 03, 2012
RIP- Repertory In Perpetuity, Ms. Joosten, I Ioved everything I saw you do. Thank you, thank you.
June 03, 2012
What a wonderful lady she was! I loved it when she had a part in one of the many series I watched. Heaven can enjoy her more now...it's our loss but Heaven's gain. Bless her grieving family.
June 03, 2012
I watched Desperate Housewives for years and she was amazing and funny little lady. God Bless and RIP. God Bless her family, you lost a wonderful part of your family. B.Ledford (North Benton, Ohio)
June 03, 2012
It saddened me to read this..My thoughts and prayers are with the family..Kathryn,you will be missed..
June 03, 2012
To a wonderful, passionate, and courageous lady. Her last years spent on lung cancer awareness to all of us. I have no doubt, she heard the words,"well done good and faithful servant" for all her work on earth helping others.
June 03, 2012
Thank you for sharing your talent with us Ms. Joosten. May God grant you rest and your family and fans comfort and peace in this time of sorrow.
June 03, 2012
I loved watching you on Desperate Housewives. The final episode was too real. Now, I know. I just saw you last night as a patient on Grey's Anatomy. It took alot of courage to be battling cancer to play a patient. We will miss you. Gone too soon. May you Rest in Peace.
June 03, 2012
Kathryn,
My sincere condolences to your family.
Thank you for your wonderful roles as an actress, and most of all for your work concerning cancer.
You fought a valiant fight against a most formidable foe. May you rest easy as you go gently into the night.
June 03, 2012
So sorry to hear about this. I loved your character on DH and did not realize you were really ill. RIP neighbor.
June 03, 2012
Kathryn, you were truly someone we loved... RIP. You will always be in our hearts.
June 03, 2012
May GOD bless her family. A courageous fighter and to see her talent expressed in what would keep the rest of us down, she met it head on! Rest in peace! One tough woman.
June 03, 2012
A real heroine! Thank you for your wonderful acting and for being such a brave woman!
June 03, 2012
Rest in peace. We love you.
June 03, 2012
Rest in Peace our prayers go out to the family.
June 03, 2012
She made us laugh, she made us cry. Rest In Peace Kathryn Joosten what more can I say.
June 03, 2012
R.I.P. Kathryn..Wisteria lane will never be the same without you..condolenses to your 2 boys, I am sure they were very proud of you, not only as a mother, but as the beloved character on D.H. She will be missed
June 03, 2012
God Bless you, Kathryn, may you rest in peace. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends.
June 03, 2012
RIP Kathryn. You were an amazing actress.
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
R.I.P.
June 03, 2012
She made the DH neighborhood so real and portrayed a true neighbor and friend. She will be missed..... RIP.
June 03, 2012
Loved the character you played on DH . You were a wonderful talented actress . Kathryn you will truly be missed.
My sympathy to your family.
June 03, 2012
My deepest sympathy for Mrs Joosten's family. RIP
I loved her character on Desperate Housewives. She was a hero in the finale.
June 03, 2012
You were an awesome actress Kathryn. I had no idea you were playing out your actual illness on Desperate Housewives, so very sad. You are surely free of pain and suffering as you rest in Heaven, rest peacefuly. God Bless you.
June 03, 2012
May you rest in peace. God now has another angel watching over us. What a wonderful actress! An inspiration to all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and lover her.
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
I cried when you left us on West Wing and I cried again when you left us on Desperate Housewives. I am truely saddened today now that you have left us again. You were an amazing talent and I thank you for sharing that with us! Rest well and condolences to your sons and family. We'll miss you Kathryn (AKA Mrs. Landingham). Love ya!
June 03, 2012
To Kathryn's family:

God bless you in this time of need.

I loved watching her on Deperate Housewives and also cried when she died on the show..

Unbelievable.. Loved her.
June 03, 2012
I am saddened at her loss. She was a bright spot on "Desperate Housewives" and it made my life a little happier each time I saw her. RIP. May your family and friends find peace and comfort through this sad time.
June 03, 2012
I will so miss you and all of the Desperate Housewives. The one great thing about being an actress is we will never really lose you...you will live on through reruns. I wish i had such reruns of my deceased loved ones. My condolences to your two boys. Lost my dad 26 years ago. Not a day gone by that I haven't thought about him.
June 03, 2012
I loved you on "Joan of Arcadia". You will be missed. God bless your family.
June 03, 2012
Kathryn
Rest in peace. I always looked forward to seeing you on Desperate Housewives. I'm sorry for your loss you will be sorely missed.

Grammy
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June 03, 2012
OH, how you made me laugh! THANK YOU~~
June 03, 2012
If we to not receive a life's lesson from this lady of class we are made of stone. Whenever I think of this lady, I smile.
June 03, 2012
Kathryn was an amazing actress and I loved her on Desperate Housewives. My sympathies to the family and you will have a lot of memories to fill your hearts forever.
June 03, 2012
DEEEPSET CONDOLCNECES..REALLY ENJOYED HER ROLE ON THE SHOW...SHE SEEMED TO BE A REALLY SPECIAL LADY
June 03, 2012
A great lady on DH and in real life, your talent wii be missed.
June 03, 2012
To her sons: I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I pray that your family can have comfort & hope in knowing that God sees your suffering & wants to help. (1 Peter 5:7)He will be there through these tough times.
June 03, 2012
Her roles in "Las Vegas", "Judging Amy" and "Desperate Housewives" were memorable. A dedicated professional in all life's roles. Rest well.

Alan Colvin & Family
Pelham, AL
June 03, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear of Kathryn's passing. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers
June 03, 2012
I am very saddened at the passing of Ms Joosten.
What a wonderful actress. I would have loved to have had her for my next door neighbor.
May you rest in eternal peace, my dear lady.
June 03, 2012
Deeply saddened of her passing,her message at the end of the show will forever live on.
June 03, 2012
Kathryn,
May you rest in peace in God's loving arms. Thank you for "Mrs. McKluskey".
June 03, 2012
I loved watching you as Karen McClusky, thank you for all the laughs & lessons. Rest in Peace.
June 03, 2012
Just really liked her and her character on DH's. Amazing strength to carry on with her career throughout her illness. Yes you will be missed. RIP
June 03, 2012
I LOVED HER ON DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. MY FATHER IS ALSO GOING THROUGH THE SAME CANCER,ITS SO HEARTBREAKING.
June 03, 2012
This was a very beautiful lady, she was so good at her acting, I loved her so much, I cried so much when she passed on the show and I told my husband that I wonder if she is really sick, I just had that fealing that she was, Iam so sorry for yall lost, I will also miss her very much, i LOVE HER ALOT
June 03, 2012
God Bless Kathryn. She was an amazing actress as well as a true humanitarian. We will miss her and all of the enjoyment we got out of all of her amazing performances and real live causes. May she Rest In Peace.
June 03, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
June 03, 2012
Her ability to continue to entertain her DH fans while fighting cancer showed her love for acting, for her fans, and is an example of amazing courage. My condolences to all who loved her.
June 03, 2012
I loved watching Kathryn on Desperate Housewives. I send her family my deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace. She will be missed.
June 03, 2012
Rest in peace!
June 03, 2012
THE LIGHT OF ALL HER FANS YOU WILL BE MISSED MY FRIEND.
June 03, 2012
I loved you on Desperate Housewives. You truly made my day. I will miss the show but I will miss you more. What a great actress. Rest in peace.
June 03, 2012
MY DEAREST FRIEND I WATCH ALL YOUR SHOWS I WATCHED THE ONES WHERE YOU ALL SO PLAYED THE ROLL OF CANCER MY MOTHER HAS BEEN BATTLING CANCER FOR YEARS NOW SHE HAD A BASE BALL SIZE TUMOR IN HER RIGHT LUNG AND TWO 3RDS OF HER LUNG THEY HAD TO TAKE YOUR THE BEST I LOVE D YOU SO AS MY SPECIAL TV FRIEND SO REST IN PEACE MY LOVING AND CAREING FRIEND YOUR LEGECY WILL LIVE ON TROUGH YOUR CHILDREN FOR EVER IN A DAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY WE ALL LOVED LOVE YOU VERY MUCH A NICE POEM FROM ME TO YOU I WROTE MY SELF HERE IT IS IT IS CALL REST MY FRIEND . REST MY FRIEND FOR THE FLOW OF THE MIGHTY WINDS SAIL THREW THE AIR WITH THE GRACES OF YOUR SOUL AND YOUR BEAUTI OR YOUR HEART.OPEAN ARMS WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU WE ANDI MY PRETTY BEAUTIFUL LADY WILL SING YOUR PRAISES MAY GOD LIFT AND LAY DOWN HIS MIGHTY HANDS ON YOUR FAMILY TO HEAL THE SUFFERING OF AL HEARTS .LAY YOUR PRETTY HEAD TO REST FOR NOW YOU ARE AT HOME WITH LORD FATHER IN HEAVEN.A GARDEN ANGLE ALL WAYS TO THINK OF YOUR SMILES WARMS MY HEART FOR LIFE .A PEOM TO REMBER FOR YOU ARE ALL WAYS IN OUR LIFE AND HEARTS TO STAY AMEN.
June 03, 2012
Rest in peace Kathryn.
I loved Mrs. McCluskey on Desperate Housewives! She would have been a funny & awesome neighbor in real life! God bless her survivors.
June 02, 2012
So sorry to hear of this great actress passing..I loved watching her on DH...She will be missed Prayers for her sons.and families.
June 02, 2012
So very sad that we have all lost such a wonderful actress and entertainer. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her family. Rest in peace.
June 02, 2012
A real classy lady, she will be missed!
June 02, 2012
I just watched her emotional last scenes on Desperate Housewives. I did not know she was ill. I am shocked and so saddened for her family. What a strong and courageous woman to give such a performance under those circumstances. She surely was a professional with grace and talent. My sincere condolences to all her loved ones. As she will forever be missed and remembered; may she rest in eternal peace. God speed dear lady.
June 02, 2012
What a great lady and inspiration for us all in the fight against cancer! Rest in peace, dear lady!
June 02, 2012
Wow, I am so sad, I really felt like she was part of my family. the family that I watched every Sunday.. My love goes out to her family, I know she had to be a wonderful women. Lucky to know her as Karen
June 02, 2012
Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
June 02, 2012
I alway's looked for what show's she was on. I came to love and Respect her on The West Wing. May she Rest in Peace.
June 02, 2012
How Sad, She was a great actress, May she rest in peace. condolences to the family.
June 02, 2012
To the the family of Kathryn Joosten - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
June 02, 2012
Farewell to a wonderful actress. May she rest in peace.
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
R.I.P Mrs. McClusky, I will miss you. Sharon Fulkerson (Wichita, Kansas)
June 02, 2012
Rest in Peace Kathryn. You were an amazing actress. You will be missed dear lady.
June 02, 2012
My prayers go out to her family & friends. She was a funny & great actress. Kathryn you will be miss but your in a better place & NO more pain.
June 02, 2012
What an amazing actress you were. You will be deeply missed.
June 02, 2012
I loved her on DH's. I cried when she died on the show and it is just sad that she passed away in real life. R.I.P.
June 02, 2012
My heart is sad at the passing of this wonderful actress. I looked forward to seeing her on Desperate Housewives every week. She was the perfect down to earth person to have on the show to balance the housewives issues. Totally loved her character and admired her strength to keep work in spite of her illness. RIP in peace dear woman.
June 02, 2012
Rest In Peace "Mrs. McCluskey"
June 02, 2012
My Deepest Condolences to her Sons & Family and Friends.She was Loved by all. She will be missed by all.Rest In Peace Kathryn.
June 02, 2012
Mrs. McCluskey's character was intelligent, sensitive, witty and most of all, very caring. The brightest light on Wisteria Lane has gone out.

Rest in peace, dear Kathryn. You will be missed.
June 02, 2012
RIP,THANKS fOR BRINGING LAUGHTER IN TO OUR HOMES ON SUNDAY NIGHT,WHAT A JOY IT MUST HAVE BEEN TO HAVE KNOWN HER.
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
I enjoyed watching "Karen" on DH and loved her. She may have been cranky at times, but I loved her from day 1!!! I cried when she died on the show and now that she is really gone I feel twice as bad. God Bless HER and her famliy. She was an amazing actress. She will be missed by the public

Melissa
June 02, 2012
Rest in peace.
June 02, 2012
She was amazing..Her role in Housewives keep me wondering, "what next, is she capable of doing this". The answer was always "oh ya, baby", you pulled that part off with gusto. She kept be laughing in a lot of the episodes. That spying older woman, which every neighborhood has and usually loves, because she knows all and the crooks know it to, so neighbors homes are safe. I loved her RIP.....God bless...
June 02, 2012
Even though i never met you in this life time, i do hope i will meet you in the next one.RIP & may God bless and comfort your sons , family, loved ones & friends
June 02, 2012
RIP. I've enjoyed you so much. Thank you coming into my home. God bless you and your family. -- North Carolina
June 02, 2012
I enjoyed her acting so much!
June 02, 2012
Rest in Peace Kathryn...You were the
best on Desperate Housewifes...God Bless you and your family and friends..
June 02, 2012
Kathryn's character was loved on DH, and I'm sure she was loved much more throughout her life. Her feistiness and talent will be missed. She was a wonderful actress and I'm sure, a terrific person to know.
June 02, 2012
An amazing past (just read about her pre-acting life) and have admired her during the seasons of Desperate Housewives. Thanks for portraying such a "straight shooting" lady on the series. Condolences of the family.
June 02, 2012
Will miss your wonderful spirit and humor. We who can laugh at ourselves laugh often. You will be missed. Comfort to your two sons.
June 02, 2012
From Desperate Housewives to Celestial Joy! Rest in Peace!
June 02, 2012
We nurses always find the joy and truly we are the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe winners. AS so many before you, you have taken your place among Heaven's STARS. I give you a standing ovation, well done!
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
SHE WILL BE MISS ON THAT SHOW AND I WILL MISS HER LOT
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
may God bless u and rest in peace beautiful soul and peace to ur family. You will be missed
June 02, 2012
i loved her nosey character on desperate housewives, she had great ideas, i didnt know she was sick in real life, it saddened me on the show of her death, now to see she has passed may she be at rest and god bless her and her family
June 02, 2012
I have watched all your of the shows.loved your part.God bless rest in peace.My your familyand friends find peace.Pat Holtz Chicopee,Ma
June 02, 2012
Mrs. McCloskey was fabulouse on Desperate Housewives. A star is lost. Rest in Peace.
June 02, 2012
RIP Kathryn. You surely will be missed.You were my favorite on desperate housewives.
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
Your memory will live on in countless peoples hearts & prayers as they remember a life well lived. You were an actress to many but a Mom to just your sons. May they continue to feel the love & support of family, friends & fans as life returns back to its routine; of day to day.
June 02, 2012
I will remember Kathryn fondly. I especially liked when she partnered with Lily Tomlyn to do some amateur detective work. They were a great comedy team! She will be missed...
June 02, 2012
I loved this lady. God bless your family. Kate
June 02, 2012
I enjoyed watching Kathryn on Desperate Housewives very much! You could tell she was a sweet, caring person, her personality would shine through. May God comfort your sons and family during this difficult time.

Shari
Topeka, Kansas
June 02, 2012
sure sorry to here this, she actually stole the show on "desperate housewives". Rest in peace, you've earned your spot in Heaven!
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 02, 2012
YOU THE BEST, THE VERY BEST "IN THE WEST WING." GOD BLESS YOU. J M HINSDALE,IL
June 02, 2012
A brave woman for a portrayal of a character facing the same fate as she. My deepest sympathy to her family.
June 02, 2012
To Ms. Joosten's Family & Friends: I am so sorry for your loss. She was an outstanding actress who will be missed by her millions of fans. May she now be at peace. JM Austerlitz, NY
June 02, 2012
I am saddened to hear Katheyn Joosten passed away. I so much enjoyed her chacters on both the West Wing and Desperate Housewives. I noted that she had been in commercials as well. My sympathy to all who loved her. I in my own way will miss her. I was a fan.
June 02, 2012
We've enjoyed the many roles Kathryn has played. She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Joosten family. May you find comfort in the hope found at Isaiah 25:8.
June 02, 2012
Wonderful actress. Rest in Joy!
June 02, 2012
Marvelous actress, incredible advocate, talented beyond the norm. Bitter irony between her last character and real life.
June 02, 2012
June 02, 2012
I always imagined myself being just like you when I reached your age. I truely enjoyed your career on screen and admired your person off screen. You truely entertained us! You will be missed, but know you will stay with us for a very long time. Sincerely, Kelly D
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