March 7, 1947 - July 13, 2021
Dr. Kathleen Cheryl (Price) Spillman of Miami, Oklahoma, passed away at the Freeman Cardiac Institute, Joplin, Missouri, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Kathleen was born March 7, 1947, to Lester Kenneth and Aline Clarabel (Irion) Price at Larned, Kansas. She grew up on the Price family farm 8 miles northwest of Garfield, Pleasant Ridge Township, Pawnee County, Kansas. She attended the Garfield Schools, graduating in 1965. Dr. Spillman earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Fort Hayes University. Kathy worked in the Miami Public Schools for years as a second and fifth grade teacher. She worked for thirty years as a public school teacher before she earned her Doctorate from Oklahoma State University and worked for Pittsburgh State University training and educating teachers. Kathy enjoyed quilting, reading and gardening. Mrs. Spillman was preceded in passing by her parents Lester and Clarabel and brother-in-law, James O. Roberts. She is survived by her two children, Matthew Douglas (Cheryl) Spillman, of Miami, Oklahoma , and Mandy Lynn Hixon of Miami, Oklahoma. She was Nana to Kyleigh and Addyson Hixon, Kinson Spillman, Dameon Townsend, Kayla and Bobby Hilton. She is also survived by two brothers, Kenneth E. (Carol) Price, Garfield, Kansas and Lester L. (Janet) Price, Allen, Texas, and two sisters, Kay E. Roberts, Aurora, Colorado and Carole A. (Mike) Tudor, Fairland, Oklahoma. Also surviving are Connie (Richard) Carroll, Fairland Oklahoma. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Cremation has taken place in the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Miami. A grave side service in the Garfield Cemetery, Garfield, Kansas, is being planned for a later date. Her wishes were to have a celebration of life party which will be held September 4th 2021 at 1pm. Please email [email protected] to rsvp. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made in care of the family. Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing Kathleen's Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.
Dr. Kathleen Cheryl (Price) Spillman of Miami, Oklahoma, passed away at the Freeman Cardiac Institute, Joplin, Missouri, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Kathleen was born March 7, 1947, to Lester Kenneth and Aline Clarabel (Irion) Price at Larned,... View Obituary & Service Information
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