Kimberly Kay Catasca passed away January 2nd, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Memorial Service was held Jan 11, 2019 in New Mexico for family and friends .A Celebration of Life for local family and friends will be held at 6:30 pm Fri., June 28, 2019 at New City Church, 517 W. Morgan, Edgerton, KS. Private family inurnment 10:00 am Sat., June 29, 2019 at St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery, Gardner, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the “Catasca Children’s Education Fund” through U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.
Kim (Oberhelman) was born in Kansas and grew up on a large farm. She spoke fondly when recalling memories of growing up on the farm, the youngest of three kids. She absolutely loved helping her Dad on the farm and cherished those times with him, as well as memories of riding horses with her sister and learning to cook authentic Mexican food from her mother and grandmother. After high school, she moved to Albuquerque to work for her Aunt and pursue a new life in a new location. It didn't’ take long for her to meet her future husband Paul and they were married in 1992.
As a devoted mother of three, Kim kept busy as an active and involved stay-at-home Mom for many years, returning only recently to the workforce. She would proudly tell you though, that her greatest work was in the raising of her son, Nathaniel and daughters, Kristen and Rebekah. They were truly her pride and joy.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; son, Nathaniel and daughters: Kristen and Rebekah, as well as her father, Allen Oberhelman; sister, Robyn (Oberhelman) Haenisch, Robyn’s husband, Tom Haenisch and their three sons: Derek, Travis and Kyle. Also surviving Kim is her brother, Tim Oberhelman.