Kathryn Corel is the granddaughter of last week’s Tombstone Tuesday, James Pickens and Susannah Clay McGee Corel, and is my great grandmother.
Kathryn was born November 28, 1908 in Lawrence, Kansas. She was the youngest of eight children born to James Henry and Emma Augusta Miller Corel. James Henry Corel was the fifth child of James Pickens and Susannah Clay McGee Corel.
My “Grandmama” was the first person who was close to me that died. Two years ago, on the anniversary of her death, I wrote a blog post about how her death affected me.
The obituary for Kathryn Corel Hahn Henson comes from the Lawrence Journal World and is dated April 16, 1990.
Services for Kathryn C. Hahn Henson, 81, rural Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mrs. Henson died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Topeka. She was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Lawrence, where she was a homemaker.
Mrs. Henson was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Eagles Auxiliary, the Retired Eagles Activity Club and the Rebekah Lodge, all of Lawrence.
She married W.C. “Connie” Hahn on Sept. 11, 1927, in Lawrence. He died April 27, 1978. She married Claude H. Henson on Oct. 27, 1982, in Miami, Okla. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, James C. Hahn, rural Lawrence; a daughter, Billie Laughlin, rural Lawrence; two stepsons, Clifford Henson, Greeley, Colo., and Wilbur Henson, Kansas City, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Pauline Reitzel, Bonner Springs; four grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to the St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center Cardiology Department in care of the mortuary.
Copyright (c) 1990 Journal-World