Kathy Ann Carnahan was born to James and Barbara Harrington Carnahan. She grew up in DeWitt, graduating from Central Community High School in 1970. She attended and received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Ambrose College in 1977. On July 15, 1972, she was united in marriage to Robert Skeffington. Together they raised three sons, Kelly, Wesley, and Matthew.
Kathy was a loving wife and mother who lived a life focused on helping others. Her professional career reflected this same passion of beneficence starting with her role as a counselor in the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), her many years as a special needs’ teacher at Central Community Schools, and in her time as a milieu therapist at Genesis Medical Center.
Surviving are her loving husband of 47 years, Robert; sons, Kelly (Kayla Miller) Skeffington, Wesley (Megan) Skeffington, and Matthew (Stephanie) Skeffington; a sister, Jane (Kent) Vogt; two brothers, Joe (Linda) Bouma and Jim Carnahan; and grandchildren, Kaleb and Bella.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Peggy Loeffers and Mary Namer.
Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Schultz Funeral Home, 722 Eighth St., DeWitt. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Gravert officiating. A reception will follow at the DeWitt American Legion.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family requests that donations be made to the Lupus Foundation of America (https://www.lupus.org/).
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