Kathryn “Kathy” Jean Knowles

Kathryn “Kathy” Jean Knowles

November 12, 1957 – May 8, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Kathryn “Kathy” Jean Knowles announces her death, after a courageous battle of malignant melanoma.  Daughter of the late Donald “Pinky” and Jean Flynn Knowles, Kathy was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 12, 1957 and died in Avondale Estates, GA on May 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving children and family.

Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her children: Kaitlin Whitenack (Tom), Courtney Lewis (Hunter), and Andrew Whitenack.  Survived by her siblings: Leo Knowles (Mary Ellen), Bob Knowles, Monica Reding (John), Margaret Knowles, Pat Knowles (Joan), Ann Tjaden (Kurt), Connie Knowles.  She will be fondly remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A funeral service was held in Decatur, GA on May 16, 2021 at the Decatur First United Methodist Church.  Private family burial will be held in Omaha, NE at the Calvary Cemetery on May 29, 2021.  Memorial donations in memory of Kathy may be made to Duchesne Academy, 3601 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68131 or to charity of choice.


  • Barbara Banner Posted May 28, 2021 11:13 am

    I am saddened to learn of Kathy’s death . You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Michaela Mullen Doyle Posted May 28, 2021 1:36 pm

    I have wonderful memories of Kathy in grade school with that jet black hair. Kathy knew where she stood even back in grade school and took no prisoners. She was a one of those girls that, once you met her, she left a lasting impression on you. My heart aches for those that are now mourning her. Losing your mother at age 63 is not easy but we rely on God’s promises that He made to her at her baptism and find comfort in the fact that she is now gazing at the Beatific Vision. God bless you all.

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