June 1, 1926 - August 16, 2012

Mom passed away at the age of 86 at KC Adult Foster Care where she resided for the last 2 ½ yearsa precious stop-over en route to her eternal home.

Kathy is survived by her two daughters, Camelle Giese (Doug), and Teresa Ross; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and also step-children, Charity Knudson, Cory Hamann, Vicki Shirley, Lon, Kenny, and Mark Mesloh, and all their extended families. Mom especially wanted to remember Kenny for all the years of being like a devoted son to her.

Kathy was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Merz (June 1999); second husband, Will Mesloh (November 1983); daughter, Lynda Despain (February 2010); and sister, Joan Powell (November 2001).

Thank you to Gina Jordan and staff, and Providence Hospice nursing staff for the wonderful care given to Mom.

Arrangements by Conger-Morris. A short service and internment will be at VA National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore., at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2012.