August 17, 2022 Kathleen Anne Maharry Harover
Kathleen Anne Maharry Harover was born on December 27, 1930 on a farm five miles east of Lenox, Iowa to Frank and Bertha (Wilson) Maharry. She was greeted by her big sister, Genevieve.
Kathleen lived in various locations around Lenox attending country school for a few years and eventually graduating at the top of her class in 1948. She attended the University of Nebraska for one year and then transferred to the University of Iowa after her marriage in 1950 to William Champ Harover Jr. They were joined by daughters Cindy and Anne.
Bill was offered a job in Mount Ayr, Iowa which was closer to their families. Two more daughters, Susan and Julie, joined the family. Bill became a partner at the Horne Rexall Pharmacy. Kathleen completed her college courses at Graceland University and taught music for a few years in the Mt. Ayr school district. She had many piano students besides playing for church or being the choir director. Kathleen and all her family helped fill their communities with music.
After living in Mexico, Mo for a few years, they moved to Texas City, TX in 1987 which was their home until after Bill’s passing when she moved to St. Charles, MO. For the last four years she resided at The Boulevard of St. Charles where she made many friends, especially the employees who were very good to her. She passed away on August 5, 2022.
Kathleen was always involved with music wherever she lived. Her piano and voice students numbered in the hundreds. She was a charter member of the Moonlighters theater group in Mt. Ayr
Kathleen was a 50 year member of P.E.O. and a member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Charles, being always active in church work serving in many groups and committees.thleen loved travelling all her life, camping, and visiting many places. Her favorite trip was a cruise to Alaska with her four daughters and two sons-in-law in 2015.
She joins her parents; her husband, Bill; her in-laws, Champ and Laura; her daughter, Cindy; her son-in-law, Bruce Ballard; her sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and Jim Hughes and brother-in-law, Dick Harover who preceded her.
She is survived by her daughters, Anne Yell of Texas City, TX; Susan (Mike) Greene of St Charles, MO; and Julie Ballard of Rio Rico, AZ; her five grandchildren, Laura (Steve), Travis (Ashley), Heather(Jeff), Stephanie (Nick), and Chase(Taylor); and 12 great grandchildren, Grant, Carson, Lily, Brady, Charlotte, Lyla, London, Jackson, Caroline, Connor, Murphy, and Colin; her sister-in-law Phyllis Harover: many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A visitation was held from 1:00 pm until the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles. Burial will be in Lenox, IA at Fairview Cemetery on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to The American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.