Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 14, 2013

Katherine M. ‘Kay’ Gossard

Aug. 10, 1917 - Feb. 12, 2013


— Katherine M. “Kay” Gossard, 95, Kokomo, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Waterford Place in Kokomo. She was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Frankfort, to Nolan Byron and Martha K. (Richardson) Brittain. She married Donald W. “Gus” Gossard Feb. 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1982.

Kay was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church in Frankfort and a past member of Hope Chapter 5, Order of Eastern Star, Lafayette. Katherine was a 1935 graduate of Frankfort High School and belonged to the Kempton Women’s Study Club.

Prior to her marriage, she had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. W.L. Hammersley in Frankfort and Dr. John C. Austin in Phoenix, Ariz.

Kay was preceded in death by her only daughter, Nathelle Kay Foust.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Rosemary Medinger, Melbourne, Fla., and Mrs. Gay Winslow and husband William, Beaufort, S.C.; nephews, Dr. Garrett Saikley, Honolulu, Hawaii, Andrew Winslow and wife Rebekah, Elizabethtown, Ky., Matthew Winslow, Charlotte, N.C.; great-nephews, Joshua Winslow, Michael Winslow, and great-niece, Rachel Winslow.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stephen Knierim presiding. Burial will follow in Kempton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kempton Methodist Episcopal Church, 208 S. West St., Kempton, IN 46049.