She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of George DiiBon and Margaret Guillaume DiiBon.
She married Verlin Stuart on July 1, 1960, and they were later divorced. She then married Fred Haviland on Feb. 14, 1988, in Erie, Kan.
Katherine was retired as receptionist and payroll clerk with the Kansas Gas & Electric Co., now Westar.
She was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Westar Retired Employee's Association, past member of Iza Stompers, and a volunteer with Mercy Health Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Fred, of the home; one son, Timothy Stuart and one daughter, Michelle Sharp and husband David, all of Fort Scott; five brothers, George DiiBon, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Thomas DiiBon, Culpeper, Va., Robert DiiBon, Blue Springs, Mo., Edward DiiBon, Independence, Mo., and John DiiBon, Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Margaret Madsen, Blue Springs, Mo., Patricia Plack, Raytown, Mo., and Helen Petree, Kansas City, Mo.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Gregory Sharp, Joshua Sharp, Justin Sharp, Tyler Sharp, Brent Brown and Jennifer Stafford; and three great-grandchildren, Braxton Brown, Charli Stafford and Piper Sharp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Denise Ivison, a brother, William "Bill" DiiBon, and a sister, Barbara Hochstatter.
Father Darrin May will conduct Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday followed by visitation in the Cheney Witt Chapel from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to either the Mary Queen of Angels Church, St. Mary's School or the Sharing Bucket and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.