Kathryn Kunckunc kathryn

1921-2016

Kathryn Kerr Kunc was born 2-6-21 in McCloud, Oklahoma and died 2-14-2016 in Edmond. She fought to the last breath to stay with her daughter and fulfill the goal she had set for herself –to live past 100. She is survived by her daughter Brenda Brown-Canary Lawson and son-in-law, John, and three grandchildren, Gary Canary, David and wife Anita Canary, Helen Canary Grace, Kathryn also had six great grandchildren, Kyle and wife Amber, Jason and wife Rachel, Cody, Lucas and Sophia Canary and John Robert and wife Linda Zimmerman. She enjoyed 8 great great grandchildren, Johnnie, Makenzie, Kylee, Lacie, mason, Jaxon Canary and Porter and Scarlett Zimmerman. Kathryn also welcomed her first husband’s grandson, Shae Brown and his son Bryson Brown into her family. The University of Central Oklahoma occupied her whole life. She attended school in Old North Tower Kindergarten through college and taught at Central a total of 52 years. She served 15 years as head of the Art Department. She could not travel anywhere in the U.S. without former students coming up to her, most of the time she could call them by name.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.

Comments

  1. My deepest sympathies to Kathryn’s family. I met her when I worked in the Alumni Office at UCO. She was such a dear– always friendly and had a kind word for everyone. Even long after I left the Alumni office she always remembered me whenever I ran into her on campus. She was a true gem of a person and will be greatly missed.

  2. My deepest sympathy for the loss of this great lady. She was my jewelry instructor at U C O, and I considered her a friend, when her husband died Carl Alcorn, I went by her house and told her I was sorry and gave her a big hug, she seemed to appreciate it. U C O loved her most of her life, and she gave most of her life to U C O. I thank the Lord, he gave me a chance to know her, when I was a young man, and she was such a neat lady. I’m praying for your family. In God’s Love Paul D Meeks Midwest City, Oklahoma

  3. Edmond has lost one of the grand ladies of this community. My sincere sympathy to the family.

  4. Katherine, the Alpha Gam girls will miss you so much. You were such a ray of sunshine and and a mentor to them for 50+ years. You set such a loving example of how a “lady” should conduct herself and have fun at the same time! You’ll forever be in each Epsilon Nu heart.

  5. Kathryn, UCO will never be the same without you. So many wonderful accomplishments that will never be beaten and no one will be loved as much as you. Well done, thou good and faithful servant

  6. Kathryn was always absolutely delightful. Her mind was sharp and her smile never ended. She was a true and loyal supporter of UCO. Young in heart and spirit she served as a valued role model for women on our campus. We will miss her.

  7. Kathryn and I spent many years at UCO together. Having her grandson in the Child Study Center gave us a fun bond. I saw her at the Luminary Society Gala and she had that wonderful smile just like she had every time I saw her on campus. She is an irreplaceable person who left quite a legacy. God bless her family at this time.

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