Catherine Wolf

Graveside services for Catherine Wolf, 91, Kansas City, MO will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. She passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Northcare Hospice House in KC, MO.

Catherine was born on March 19, 1927 in Dundarrach, North Carolina, the daughter of Alexander Baxter and Maria (Butler) McMillan. .

She was a Secretary for the KU Basketball Office

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Frank Gurtler and Art Wolf, parents, and grandson, Derrick Turvey.

Survivors include her daughter, Jean (Mike) Turvey, two grandsons, Kevin and Chris Turvey.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign next Christmas or Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

12 Condolences

  1. Lynn Saunders on March 8, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Cathy was a very special loving person. I was a Lakeview friend who enjoyed her zest for life and always kept us “youngsters” hopping to keep up with her.
    Very saddened to hear of her passing.

  2. Elizabeth Hatchett on March 8, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Loved Cathy and being with her at Lakeview. She was filled with joy and very giving. I have missed her presence at the lake.

  3. Deanell Tacha on March 8, 2019 at 9:39 am

    What a lovely woman and friend. Her sparkly grin raised everyone’s spirits. I remember her inviting me to her cozy little cabin for tea shortly after I joined Lakeview and thinking that hers was the definition of hospitality. She inspired all of us to “look on the bright side”! May she now be on the bright side.

  4. Carol & Tony Hayden on March 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    When I think of the many people at Lakeview, Cathy is always one of the those that put a smile on my face. Our condolences to her daughter and family.

  5. Greg & Jennifer Hunsicker on March 8, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Cathy was genuine in every way and she would tell you like it is and not hold anything back. Loved her spunk & sense of humor. We enjoyed many great conversations and visits with her these past few years. She was a treasure!

  6. Rip Rutkowski on March 8, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Rip Rutkowski:
    Cathy was indeed a special person and forever remembered at Lakeview. As I recall Art bought Cathy a cabin at Lakeview for a wedding present. They were special for the lake and as individuals. They are together again. Cathy made a bunch of aprons for several people at the lake and especially during fish fry times grateful chefs remember Cathy. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Please remember the good times as she was indeed “Special”.

  7. Mary Pat Lange on March 10, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    I will never forget your mother, Cathy. What a smart, confident, spunky lady!! She was intensely proud of you. Will sorely miss her annual call after the first hummingbird sighting of the season. Sincere sympathy for your loss,

  8. Joan and Halley Kamps hroeder on March 11, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Halley and I loved Cathy and her sweet manner. She was so welcoming to us when we joined Lakeview. We will miss her and her sweet smile. Our sincere sympathy to her family.

  9. Fran Olin on March 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I loved Cathy and considered her a blessed friend. We shared many joyous moments together.

  10. Dina Lux on March 28, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Catherine became a very special lady to me through a phone call requesting plumbing work. I always enjoyed visiting with her. She loved telling me stories about you. She loved the relationship you two shared. She was very proud of you. I will truly miss our long conversations, I feel very blessed to have been a part of Catherine’s life. Lifting you up in prayers

  11. Dee and Tom Jerome on April 4, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Cathy was a joy to be around and we never had a bad time! I worked in the KU Athletics with Cathy and considered her a friend. May God bless you with all the special memories you can recall.

  12. Dee and Tom Jerome on April 4, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Cathy was a joy to be around and we never had a bad time! I worked in the KU Athletics with Cathy and considered her a friend.

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