DIGHTON - Kathryn Ann Panzner, age 78, died on Nov. 12, 2020 at Hodgeman County Health Center in Jetmore, KS. She was born on Sept. 7, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Fay and Ruth (Bobbitt) Keith. She married Richard Edward “Dick” Panzner on Jan. 27, 1962 at Clayton, NM.
Kathy attended College at Modesto, CA. She moved to Lane County after her marriage and worked as a secretary at Grumbein Motors and had a income tax preparation business out of her home.
After her sons were raised she returned to college and graduated from Fort Hays State University and became a Certified Public Accountant. She went to work for the State of Kansas and was a Sales Tax Auditor for five years, Accountant at Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for 10 years and an Auditor for Nursing Home inspections. She was a member of Kansas Cattlemen ‘s Association and R-Calf.
She is survived by her sons, Anson (Deb) Panzner of Dighton, KS and Ty Panzner of Jetmore, KS; brother, Ralph Keith of Oakdale, CA; sister, Marie Reynolds of Oakdale, CA; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Alvie Keith and David Keith; two sisters, Tressie Hunsaker and Lois Meddock; and granddaughter, Courtney Panzner.
There will be no services held. Memorials are suggested to Scott City Animal Rescue in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Published on November 16, 2020