KATHRYN JANE VanKIRK, 67, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Tidewell Hospice House, Braden ton, Fla. Born July 12, 1947, in New Haven, daughter of the late Harold B. VanKirk and Alberta Arnold VanKirk. She was a New Haven High School graduate class of 1965 and graduated from Indiana University in 1969 receiving a BS Degree in Education. She was a 30 year resident of Florida and enjoyed her most recent employment at the Sarasota Airport. She was an advocate for animal rescue and loved her dog, Schaatzi. Kathy loved to read, followed the Tampa Bay Rays, and enjoyed Christian and Country music. She is survived by her brother, James (Terry) VanKirk of Fort Wayne; sister, Julia VanKirk (John) Tracey of Syracuse, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Interment will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice House, 2504 34th Avenue W., Bradenton, FL 34205.

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