Funeral services for Katherine “Katie” Ann Studebaker, 75, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at First Christian Church. Interment will follow at Clinton Cemetery. She passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Kansas City, KS, surrounded by family and friends.
Katherine was born August 26, 1940 in Oklahoma City, OK the daughter of Larona Ann Durall and Earl Lee Calkins.
She was a graduate of Wichita East High School.
She married Paul Studebaker on July 6, 1958 at Hillside Christian Church in Wichita, KS. He survives of the home.
She retired in 2000 from USD School District #497 after 18 years.
She was an active member of First Christian Church. She was instrumental in establishing the Helping Hands Closet. Katie served as President of L.I.N.K. and remained an active board member. Throughout her life she was also involved with American Morgan Horse Association, 4-H, Girl Scouts, and Golden Apples Lunch Club.
Other survivors include daughters, Paula Meyers and husband, Joe, Lawrence, Susan Boehnke and husband, David, Overland Park, KS, Pamela Kucza and husband, Joel, Lawrence; seven grandchildren, Curtis Meyers, Daniel Meyers, Mark Kucza, Jacob Kucza, Sarah Kucza, Noah, Kucza, Matthew Boehnke; three great grandchildren, Kaiden and Kaci Jimboy, and David Meyers; and one sister, Carol Murray and husband, Ernie Doyon, Andale, KS, and one brother, Neal Calkins and wife, Pam, Moses Lake, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Calkins.
The family will greet friends from 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorials may be made in her name to L.I.N.K. or to the First Christian Helping Hands and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.