Kathryn Tilman


October 30, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Kathryn Joan Tilman, 81, Humboldt, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Kathryn was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Iola, the daughter of Lloyd E. and Dorothy B. (Baker) Morgan. She grew up in Kansas and Virginia and graduated from Iola High School in 1951.
On Sept. 23, 1951, Kathryn married Charles A. Tilman in Iola and they have made their home in Humboldt all of their married life. She worked for Humboldt USD 258 for 28 years, retiring in 1995. She loved being around children.
Her memberships include Humboldt United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School and served as youth leader, United Methodist Women, Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, Allen County Retired School Personnel, Allen County Hospital Auxiliary, Kappa Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, and a lifetime member of N.E.A.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles A. Tilman; three children, Rita Jane Hill and her husband, J.R., Louden, Tenn., Chuck Tilman, Ottawa, and Jeff Tilman and his wife, Gloria, Humboldt; six grandchildren, Joshua Hill and his wife, Melanie, Jacksonville, Fla., Jennifer Taylor and her husband, Jeff, Lenoir City, Tenn., Adam Tilman and his wife, Shana, Broken Arrow, Okla., Brad Tilman and his wife, Evelyn, Oklahoma City; Cara Thomas and her husband, Tyler, Humboldt; and Drake Tilman, Fredonia; eight great-grandchildren, Tori, Sascha and Jaiden Taylor, Emilee, Austin and Samuel Hill and Tate and Jax Thomas; a brother, Lloyd “Jim” Morgan and his wife, Shirley, Hale, Mo.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Bob Morgan, Ruth Douglas and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Humboldt United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church
Memorial gifts to Humboldt United Methodist Church or American Diabetes Association may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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