Katherine L. Starkson, age 66, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after short battle with cancer.

Kaye was born February 7, 1950, to the late Edward J. and Ida K. (Henderson) Hamner. She married Wayne L. Starkson at Manhattan on March 20, 1982. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1968.

Kaye had worked for Twin Valley in Waterville. Then after moving to Holton she worked for the Capper’s Foundation and later worked several years as the Director for the Jackson County Training Center. She enjoyed helping those with disabilities, and was at her best when taking care of others and when those helping her were in the lime light and getting the credit.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne L. Starkson of Waterville, her two sons; Shawn Hamner of Waterville and Jeremy Hamner and wife Rikki of Griffin, Georgia, her three grandchildren, two sisters; Jeannie Hamner and Kim Hamner of South Carolina and very good friend Brandi Anderson of Netawaka.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 am, Monday, June 13, 2016, at the United Methodist Church in Waterville with Pastor Debby Dick officiating. Casket Bearers include Colt Hamner, Gage Hamner, Harold Lamberson, William Smith, Michael Vermetten and Greg Christensen. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Waterville.

Memorials are suggested to the Katherine Starkson Memorial to help with funeral expenses and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at PO box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

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