Mrs. Katharina Gisela Oliver, 71, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away peacefully holding her husband’s hand, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Capital Region Medical Center.
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Kathy was born on September 13, 1947 in Fussen, Germany, the daughter of the late Ernest Wade Brown and Edith Hedwig Martha Brown. She was married on December 10, 1999 in Cole County to Jack Allen Oliver.
A resident of Jefferson City since 1965, Kathy, an Army brat, was raised and graduated from the American High School in Frankfort, Germany. She lived on several military posts before settling in Oklahoma and eventually Missouri.
Kathy was a beautician in Jefferson City for over 50 years, retiring in 2016. She worked at various beauty shops, and she also owned C & G hair salon early in her career.
Kathy loved visiting friends and family, and had a reputation as a wonderful cook. She enjoyed traveling, nature, spoiling her grandkids, and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed taking vacations with Jack.
Survivors include: her husband, Jack Oliver of Jefferson City, Mo.; her son, Scott Kasmann (Janice) of Columbia, Mo.; her brother, Harold Hopp of Tulsa, Ok.; two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Heather Kasmann; and one nephew, Eric (Angelique) Hopp.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.Monday, June 17, 2019.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend John Forsythe officiating. Graveside services will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter, 2609 E Broadway, Suite 119, Columbia, MO 65201.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.