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Kathy Jo. Laswell

September 15, 2018


Life Sketch for Kathy Laswell


Kathy Jo Laswell went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, September 15th while hospitalized at Harry Hynes -Via Christi St. Francis.


Kathy was born on January 23, 1963 in Newton, Kansas to James and Marjorie (Olmstead) Laswell.


She is survived by her parents: James and Marjorie; sister: Deborah Kaufman of Enid, Oklahoma; brother: Robert Laswell of Newton, Kansas and many family members.


Kathy graduated from Newton High School and attended Wichita State University.


Kathy accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age.  While growing up, she attended AWANA classes and church summer camps.  Kathy had attended Bible Baptist Church of Newton.


Kathy was self-employed as a contractor of Janitorial Services.  She had a small house cleaning service and later worked fifteen years for Excel Industries as a janitorial contractor.  She was a charitable person and contributed to many worthwhile charities throughout her life.


A memorial service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will be at the funeral home to greet friends from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.  A committal will be held at Greenwood Cemetery following the service.


A memorial has been set up for the American Cancer Society, 330 S. Main St., Wichita, Kansas 67202.



Kathy fought a long and difficult battle with cancer over the last two years. She was greatly loved by her family and will be deeply missed.  Two scriptures that sustained Kathy and her family were Psalm 46:1-2. They read, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble; Therefore I will not fear….”Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.




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3 thoughts on “Kathy Jo. Laswell

  1. My condolences to the Laswell family I’m sorry for your loss. May you find comforting God’s promises of soon a world without tears and pain.
    Isaiah 25:8

  2. We grieve with you in the loss of your daughter. And we know where she is and Who she is with along with other relatives who welcome her. May our God give you peace that is beyond our understanding.

  3. So sorry for the loss of your daughter, I just now found out about it. I pray for Gods peace in your lives knowing that Kathy is resting in the arms of her Lord and Savior.

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