Kathryn was born April 27, 1928, at Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Andrew J. and Veneta M. (Anderson) Rose. She grew up at Fort Scott.
On June 22, 1945, Kathryn married Lloyd M. Tanner and they moved to Iola on Aug. 5, 1955. He preceded her in death in September of 1966.
She worked for 20 years for the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, retiring in 1990. She also worked at Hall's Food Mart, was hospitality hostess at Hardee's until they closed, Country Mart, Heritage Care Home in Humboldt, and Pump'N Pete's Convenience Store in Iola. Kathryn has bowled for over 43 years on the Ladies Friday Night and Daylighters leagues. She also enjoyed playing bingo, playing the piano and being with her family. Her memberships include the Community of Christ Church where she served as pianist for several years, V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 6324 at LaHarpe and American Legion Auxiliary Post 0385 at Moran.
Survivors include two sons, Rick Tanner and wife, Carla, and Eddie Tanner and wife, Norma, all of Topeka, Kan.; two daughters: Sharon Mazzoni of Wichita, Kan., and Susan Cook and husband, Brad of Iola, Kan.; one daughter-in-law, Rita Jo Tanner; one sister, Lois Henderson of Fort Scott, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; 14 step-great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; and her poodle, Buddy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, huband, son Larry L. Tanner; sister Jocelyn M. Rose; and two brothers, Andrew J. Rose and Gerald T. Rose.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral services are at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Community of Christ Church east of Iola. Gary Murphey will officiate.
Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery south of Devon, Kan.
Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice House or Community of Christ Church. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, www.iolafuneral.com.