She was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Bronson, Kan., the daughter of Arthur Glenn Jackson and Martha Ester Reynolds Jackson.
She graduated from Mildred, Kansas High School.
She married William Percy Deer on Oct. 13, 1937, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death in 1982.
Being a farmer's wife and homemaker, she spent her time cooking and caring for family. She greatly enjoyed gardening to supply her cooking. She was especially known for her homemade ice cream. She was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church, Bronson, Kan.
Survivors include three sons, Dale Deer and wife Linda, Prescott, Kan.; Carroll Deer and wife Jackie, Fort Scott, and Kirk Deer and wife Debbie, Mapleton, Kan.; four daughters, Betty Adams, Fort Scott; Elaine Gibbons, Chanute, Kan.; Kathy Combs and husband Al (Leon), Girard, Kan.; and Joyce Hall and husband Brian, Fort Scott.
Also surviving are three brothers, Glenn Jackson, Ellenwood, Kan.; Cecil Jackson, Ketchum, Okla.; and Jim Jackson, Chanute, Kan.; two sisters, Virginia Henderson, Kincaid, Kan.; and Dorothy Dice, Garnett, Kan.; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, Lorene Mann, a grandson, Steve Hall, three great-grandsons, Heath Cannon, Butch Hall, and Rowdy Shapel, three great-great grandchildren, as well as her parents.
Pastor Wayne Mason will conduct funeral services for Kathryn Deer at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott.
Memorials are suggested to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.