Kathryn Sarver


November 14, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Kathryn Joan Sarver, 80, Iola, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Owasso, Okla., surrounded by all her children and grandchildren.
Kathryn was born June 23, 1934, on a farm southwest of Iola, the daughter of Chester O. and Mabel Margaret (Smith) Wilcoxon. She graduated from Iola High School and Iola Junior College. She later received her bachelor of science degree from Emporia State University and a master’s degree from Pittsburg State University.
Kathryn taught rural school in Coffey and Allen counties and then taught at Kansas State School for the Blind in Kansas City before becoming a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Iola. She finished her teaching career at Iola Middle School. Kathryn taught school for over 32 years.
Kathryn married William L. Sarver on Dec. 20, 1958. He preceded her in death July 13, 1997.
She was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, serving as church organist since age 15. Other memberships include Sorosis Club, Allen County Regional Hospital Auxiliary and Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.
She is survived by five sons, David Sarver and wife, Jeannie, Olathe, and their children, Jackson and Jamison, Daniel Sarver, Kansas City, Mo., Devan Sarver and wife, Lenka, Colorado Springs, Colo., and their children, Michael and Abigail, Daaron Sarver and wife, Crystal, St. Peters, Mo., and their children, Brett, Alex and Alyssa, and Deryl Sarver and Ila Caudell, Moran; and two daughters, Deanene Tonn and husband, Christian, Owasso, Okla., and their children, Manny and Loren, and Debra Marti and husband, Brett, Springfield, Mo., and their children, Ryleigh and Makenzie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, H.O. “Bud” Wilcoxon.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Iola. Burial will follow at Geneva Cemetery northwest of Iola. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Chapel in Iola
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Calvary United Methodist Church, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation or Melanoma Research Foundation.
Memorial gifts may be left with the funeral home. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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