God called Kathy home on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013, following a long illness at the age of 65. Kathy devoted her life to helping all in need. She was a dedicated teacher in the Turner School District for over 35 years with her brother, Larry and uncle, Richard. She cherished each and every student that she taught. Kathy was passionate about helping people with special needs. Kathy hosted numerous foreign exchange students from around the world and had the opportunity to teach in Finland. Kathy loved exploring the world, visiting Canada, Mexico, England, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, and especially Finland. Kathy also had an abiding love of dogs and dedicated many years to animal welfare. She enjoyed working with Heart of America Humane Society and Great Plains SPCA. She also loved sewing, cooking, crafts, flowers, music, the Olympics, and especially Christmas. She leaves behind mother, Virginia Fuller Alcorn, sisters, Jane and Kim, brothers, Harry and Larry and his wife Shirley. Kathy also leaves behind a host of loving nieces and nephews, extended family and friends, including Heli and her Finnish family. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Services will be 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the chapel. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Heart of America Humane Society or to Great Plains SPCA. Online condolences may be left at www.maplehillfuneralhome.com Maple Hill Funeral Home Cemetery. Family Owned Since 1945.

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Maple Hill Funeral Home
3300 Shawnee Drive Kansas City, KS 66106
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Published in Kansas City Star on Dec. 28, 2013