Kathleen A. Luther, 88, of Colfax, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Newton Healthcare in Newton. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Howard Street Christian Church. Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Howard Street Christian Church or the Colfax Senior Citizen Center and condolences maybe left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Charles and Mary Sage, Kathleen was born March 27, 1929, in Colfax. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1947, and graduated from Drake University with an elementary education degree. On May 27, 1956, she was united in marriage to Robert Luther at the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax. Kathleen became a farmer’s wife, taught in the rural schools, Colfax Elementary and Mingo Community School for 26 years. She then worked for eight years for the Federal Government in the USDA. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Colfax, Past Matrons Club, Mingo Women’s Club, former member of the Sand Hill Grange and was a member of the Howard Street Christian Church. She enjoyed doing crafts, especially crocheting, enjoyed flower gardening and reading.
Those left to honor her memory include several nieces and nephews, Eric (Debbie) Sage, Joel (Jeanine) Sage, Suzanne Mann, Larry (Judi) Sage, Sally (Rick) Hills and Nancy Reinley; a sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Sage; several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband in 2000; two brothers, Frank and Harry Sage; and a nephew, Robert Mann.