Kathy L. Grelle

Kathy L. Grelle

Kathy Lynn Grelle passed away unexpectedly at home on Aug. 8, 2018, in La Pryor at the age of 68.

She was born on Oct. 17, 1949, in Downs, Kansas, to Kenneth and Mildred (Ireland) Watts.

She married her best friend and soul mate, Bryan Grelle, on Sept. 16, 1968.

Kathy lived her life full of love for her family, her friends and her work. She was an incredibly strong yet humble woman who believed in the people she loved and cared about. She was a rock to many, a confidant, a cheerleader and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother “Nana” and friend.

She worked hard to have an impact on the world around her – to make the lives of the people she loved or served better in whatever small or large way she could, every day. She was gracious and generous with her time, her love and her advice – and also had a no-nonsense way of looking at things.

Kathy always had a quote or adage that was perfect for every occasion and would tell her grieving family and friends now that “this too, shall pass.” The love and gratitude of the many people whose lives she touched and enriched will not pass, however.

Kathy is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Bryan, who lives in La Pryor. She is also survived by her parents Kenneth and Millie Watts of Downs, Kansas; daughters Teri Bilby and husband, Stephen, of San Antonio, Lesli Grelle of La Pryor; sons Todd Grelle of La Pryor and Mike Grelle of McAllen; nine grandchildren, Kirsten Lee, Alexandra Grelle, Erynn Grelle, Trey Grelle, Xaden Grelle, Austin Grelle, Addyson Bilby, Ryder Bilby and Haven Grelle; sisters, Sherry Knouf of Downs, Kansas, and Michelle Hartman of Wichita, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will begin on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at 10 a.m. at La Pryor Cemetery with a memorial reception held immediately after at the Rushing Estes Knowles Funeral Home.

The preceding is a paid obituary.



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