Kathleen Adams Alshouse
Kathleen Adams Alshouse died peacefully at her home in Leawood, KS on 9/24/21 [two days before her 74th birthday] after a 7-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Kathy grew up in Belton, Mo., and graduated high school there in 1965. She graduated from MU in 1970 with a master’s degree in library science. Shortly thereafter she went to work at Linda Hall Library in K.C. and held the position of Development Officer at the time of her retirement in November of 2012- a 42-year career.
She loved traveling, painting folk art, baking and gardening. As a life-long learner, Kathy was curious about a variety of topics, always seeking opportunities to engage with others and learn more. Though short in stature, Kathy was long in kindness and compassion for others. In 1980 she married Howard Alshouse, and in 1986 they had their son Sam.
She was preceded in death by her father George Adams, in 1986 and her mother Geneva Shinn Adams, in 2005. She is survived by her husband Howard, son Sam, sister Diana Davis [husband, Howard] of Topeka Ks, and her brother Wes Adams [wife, Susan] of Smithville Mo.
A private celebration of her life will be held on a date to be announced. Please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation to fight this insidious disease.