Catherine Ann Kuhn

Catherine Ann Kuhn passed from this world Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, surrounded by family, friends and love, a testament to the joy she brought to others.

Cathy was born Jan. 14, 1954, to Robert and Rose Mary (White) Happy and was raised in Richmond. She was a member of the “Girls of ‘72” having graduated from Richmond High School in 1972. In that same year she began working at Hallmark Cards, working at both the Liberty Distribution Center and North Kansas City warehouse, a career that lasted for more than 30 years.

Cathy married Warren Kuhn Aug. 24, 1974, in Kansas City, Mo., where they lived together for 32 years raising two children. Cathy adored the City of Fountains and even claimed one fountain as her own; the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, known to the family as “Cathy’s Fountain.” Cathy’s laughter was often and infectious and she loved being surrounded by people. Music was her passion and she enjoyed sitting by the turntable playing records and preferred the Rolling Stones for her rock and roll. Her beautiful alto voice was often heard in her church choir and she also sang for many years with the Northland Community Choir. She loved pretty things and had a fondness for jewelry, purses and fast cars.

Cathy loved to travel, crossing the country countless times and visiting Europe. She was always up for a road trip and loved to “go for a ride.” Pepsi was her drink of choice, though she was known to enjoy a strawberry daiquiri from time to time. She wasn’t fond of chocolate, but loved sugar cookies which she brought to every family gathering.

To her children, Mom was our loudest cheerleader, having a way at always supporting us and attending every concert, tournament, birthday – every important moment. She did the same for her family and friends, having a knack at always knowing how to support and show love.

She is survived by her husband, Warren; her children, Scott Kuhn (child Tarra), and Heather Kuhn Roelker (husband William and children Jackson and Benjamin); her mother and father; her sister Mary Kinnard (Rob), and brother Brent Happy (Theresa); many nieces and nephews and so many other family and friends we can’t possibly list them all. In short, she brought joy to many and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, we ask you to raise a strawberry daiquiri in honor of Cathy and share a hug or laugh with those you love. If so inclined, a donation in Cathy’s name to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Family and friends are asked to celebrate Cathy’s life at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at Please come as you are and bring your memories of Cathy to share.

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