She was born April 17, 1941 to Nikolai and Lillian Hill in Duluth.
Kathleen graduated from Duluth Denfeld High School, and later Duluth Area Vocational Technical Institute. She worked at the Early Childhood Screening Program for ISD 709 for most of her career as a secretary.
Kathleen was very artistic, making stunning seasonal church banners, custom outfits, and enjoyed quilting and knitting. She was also an avid gardener and very generous with the plants, cuttings, fruit, & vegetables from her labor. She was very active in her quilting group and a member of the local Creative Stitchery Group. Kathleen was very involved with serving in ministry as she served as Children's church leader and pianist, loved teaching various children's worship programs & ministry groups throughout her years.
She was preceded in death by brother, Pfc Earl Robert Hill (KIA).
She will be greatly missed by her husband, Gary of Duluth; children, Shari (Mark) Nelson of Superior, WI, and Jeff (Cindy) Ames of Duluth; and grandchildren Tyler, Erin, Lindsay, & Ethan Ames; her brother Milt (Kay) Hill of Duluth, sister, Sharon (Al) Franz of Crystal, MN; nephew Mark Helps of Robbinsdale, MN; niece, Marcy (Kevin) Martin of Fridley, MN.
Visitation at 11:00 until the 12:00 Celebration of Life Memorial Service, followed by lunch at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 9030 Beaudry Street (Lower Smithville) in Duluth.
Please share a memory or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kathleen Ames, please visit Tribute Store