She was born May 28, 1971, in Kansas City, Mo., a daughter of Gerald and Patricia (Didlake) Taiclet. She attended schools in Girard.
She worked as a caregiver with home health and hospice.
She was a member of the Family Life Assembly of God in Pittsburg.
Kathy loved and adored her daughter Kim and her stepchildren, Michael, Josh and Ashley. Kathy enjoyed going to Branson, Mo., fishing, and camping with her family. She also loved working with hospice and home health.
She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Ann Porter, of the home; her parents of Girard; a sister, Kim DeChicchio Sanchez and husband, Robert, of Pine Mountain, Calif.; her brothers, Gerald Taiclet of Pittsburg, Mike Taiclet of Nebraska, and John Taiclet of Pittsburg; her stepsons, Michael Clinton and Josh Clinton, both of Ponca City, Okla.; stepsister, Ashley Clinton of Ponca City; and her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Taiclet of Fort Scott, Kan.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Porter; a sister, Angela Taiclet; her paternal grandfather, Alvin Taiclet; her maternal grandparents, Freda Dalton Didlake and Virgil Didlake; and a special friend, Mary Clark.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at the Family Life Assembly of God in Pittsburg with the Rev. Tyler Kelcy officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the McGonigal Cemetery at rural Arma, Kan.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard where friends may call after 1 p.m., Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the Family Life Assembly of God in Pittsburg and these may be left at the church or the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com