The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


November 12, 2012

Kathryn L. Curlee

GROVE, Okla. — Kathryn Louise Curlee passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at her home in Grove, Okla.

She was born on May 7, 1927, in Rogers, Ark., the daughter of Lonnie & Nettie (Summers) Goodart.

She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Harold; a brother, Bill Goodart; and one sister, Madelyn Fletcher. She is survived by a son, Gary Curlee and his wife, Dixie, of Grove; and a daughter, Vicki Garner and her husband, Rick also, of Grove. She is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Nadine Curlee, of Miami, Okla;, five grandchildren, Corbee Curlee and his wife, Kayla, of Guam, Ricci Curlee, of Grove, Lindsey Leatherman and her husband, Ronnie, of Tulsa, Okla., Melanie Chambers and her husband, Jason, of Joplin, Mo., and Keith Fields and his wife, Janae, of Grove; nine great-grandchildren, Kayne, Noah, Alexie, Ashton, Aiden, Andi Jo, Lilli, Jace and Abby and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Kathryn Louise Curlee will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami. Pallbearers will be Carl Vanvolkenburg, Keith Fields, Jeremy Crawford, Mike Wilkerson, Rick Garner and Gary Curlee.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

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