Kathleen D. Holtzman

Kathleen D. Holtzman, 92, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away May 3, 2010 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Rick) Goodden of Kansas City, KS.  Services are pending.




  1. Elizabeth on June 8, 2010 at 8:18 am

    As the primary caregiver for my beloved mother for the past 2.5 years, I feel truly blessed by God for the privilege of serving her. I would not trade my time with her for all the money in the world. She was truly amazing, quick wit and keep sense of humor, she was with it ’til she gave her last breath. This is a poem from Mother Teresa which she felt was inspiring.


    People are often unreasonable,
    illogical, and self-centered.
    Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may
    accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win
    some false friends and some true enemies.
    Be successful anyway.

    If you are honest and frank,
    people may cheat you.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building
    someone could destroy overnight.
    Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness,
    they may be jealous.
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today
    people will often forget tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have,
    and it may never be enough.
    Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis,
    it is between you and God.
    It was never between you and them anyway.

    Mother Teresa

    Have fun in heaven, Mom! I miss you here on earth, but feel you by my side each and every day. I love you!

  2. Josh Masters on May 14, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    We just held a “Releasing of the Spirit” ceremony at Newcomer’s in Gladstone, MO with Grandpa Jim, Mom & Dad, Uncle Tommy, cuz Taylor, Jimmy and Nikki. There we said our goodbyes as we each let-go of a balloon where, like grandma’s spririt, the only way left to go was up…As the first great-grandchild of Grandma Kay, I am blessed to have been steeped in her kindness and tranquility she shared with me countless times in her sunroom and garden. Rest in Peace with Him…

  3. Thomas Ware on May 14, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Grandma Kay was loving,caring and the
    best Grandmother. I’ve been blessed to have be raised by her. May you rest in
    peace….God Bless.

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