Kathleen Ann Kircher, born January 13th, 1945, to the parents of Georgia and Charlie Hayes. She left this world on July 22nd, 2022. “All she ever wanted was to be a mother,” as our father told us, and she certainly was that! There was never a moment that my sister nor I ever felt less than the most important women on the planet. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Richard Kircher, for 55 years, who never once left her side.
She is survived by her husband Richard and two daughters, Kim, and Kelly, as well as her four grandchildren, Hunter, Jackson, Alex, & Madeline. Her dearest brother, Gary Hayes, passed away several years ago leaving behind his two nieces, Katie and Stephanie, and nephew Charlie.
Kathy loved to dance and sing and was always extremely beautiful and playful! She always told us girls about how enormously proud she was of everything we did, even if it was the smallest task. I know we ALL loved her absolutely and unconditionally. “Family” was her heart and true passion.
Mom’s resiliency to being alive was unwavering. SHE PROVED THIS OVER AND OVER BY SURVIVING CANCER for 15 plus years. She also battled multiple physical complications throughout the past 17 years despite the odds against her. It is especially important to mention that she made the best oyster stuffing for Thanksgiving a person could ever have!
We never really get over the devastating loss. In the thick of it, we almost stop breathing, sometimes wishing we could. We know deep within that we will never be the same. Yet one day we will feel the sun on our faces again. We find ourselves smiling at a child, laughing at a joke, or a memory. At THAT very moment, we realized we were finding our way back. Changed forever? YES. But also, softer, deeper, more vulnerable, and more loving too. We are breathing again…because of her. Thank you, Kathleen! Thank you, Mommy! We will love you forever!!!
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and time to be determined.
Friend ,Eudora ,Kansas
I am sorry for your loss. I remember when I would come over and stay the night with Kelly. Her mother always cooked us a yummy dinner and breakfast. I remember our chats. She was and is an amazing angel. You will be missed.