August 23, 2012

Kathleen L. Brown Kirkman

KOKOMO — Kathleen L. Brown Kirkman, 70, Kokomo, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. 

She was born July 5, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Richard and Frances Mallon Winter. In 1964, she married Robert Brown, and they later divorced. In January 2002 she married Charles Kirkman, who survives. 

Kathleen was a 1960 graduate of Pershing High School, Detroit, and attended Detroit Business College. Kathy’s first husband was in the U.S. Air Force and was sent to Okinawa, Japan. From there they moved to Bunker Hill AFB, now known as Grissom AFB. They settled in Logansport, where she took a job at Memorial Hospital and continued to work there for 20 years. During the time she lived in Logansport, she was active in the PTA, Home Ec Clubs, played tennis, did cake decorating and traveled with the Logansport High School Speech Team as a judge.

After moving to Kokomo, Kathleen took a job at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library as a reference clerk. She spent 18 years working at the library. While living in Kokomo, Kathleen met the love of her life, Charles T. Kirkman and began a new adventure in motorcycling.  Together they traveled to Canada, west to Mount Rushmore, south to Florida and east to New York state.

Kathleen was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and attended Poplar Grove UMC and Parr UMC.  She was a member of the American Motorcycle Association as well as the Midnight Riders, MC and she was also involved in the Country Friends Home Ec Club. Kathleen was also active with the Kokomo Park Band and was better known as “Katie the Program Lady.” She was a member of the board and was in charge of program distribution for 15 years.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Charles, Kokomo; children, Michelle (Brown) Janssen and husband, Wade,  Berea, Ky., and Pamela (Brown) Houk, Indianapolis; stepson, Todd Kirkman and his wife, Melissa, Kokomo; grandchildren, Brittany Houk and companion, Hosey Jones, Fort Wayne, Alyssa (Houk) Jean-Baptiste and husband, Marcello,  Indianapolis, and Noah Janssen, Berea, Ky.; stepgrandchildren, Allie and Cindy Kirkman, both of Whitestown, and Kole Kirkman, Kokomo; great-grandchildren, Trae-Sean Jean-Baptiste, and Markell Jean-Baptiste, both of Indianapolis, and Zaidyn Jones, Fort Wayne; sisters, Eileen (Winter) Widdison and husband, Kevin, Grants Pass, Ore., and Jeanne (Winter) Sonkiss and husband, Tom, White Lake, Mich.; in-laws, Vernis and Rosabelle Kirkman; and sister-in-law, Ramona Duncan, all of Kokomo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Winter, and Richard P. Winter; and stepson, Kirt Kirkman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shiloh United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 5741 W. 100 South, with Pastors John Newman and B.J. Siefert officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, Howard County. 

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, Kathleen requested that memorial contributions be made to the Kokomo Park Band or to the Poplar Grove UMC, with envelopes available.

Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Sattie Sisson MONTICELLO -- Sattie Sisson, 89, Monticello, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service on Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi, with

    April 15, 2014

  • Daniel E. Miller KEWANNA -- Daniel E. Miller, 73, Kewanna, passed away at 9:53 a.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Hickory Creek of Winamac. Born on Jan. 5, 1941, in Mishawaka, he was the only son of the late Daniel R. and Mary E. (Sheridan) Miller. He was a 1959 Kewann

    April 15, 2014

  • Norman L. Tinkey AKRON -- Norman L. Tinkey, 82, Akron, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Akron Church of the Brethren, 212 S. Maple St., Akron, with Pastor David Hendry officiating

    April 15, 2014

  • OBT-PT041514 Neubaum.jpg Irene Mary Neubaum Irene Mary Neubaum, 92, Logansport, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2014, in St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. Born on April 6, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Angela Dubies. Irene was married on May 31, 1947, in Chicago, to the late Cla

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lola Ward Ricks MONON -- Lola Ward Ricks, 87, Monon, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Celebration of Life Service will be 11:30 a.m., Wednesday at the Monon United Methodist Church, Monon. Burial will be private for the family at the Bedford Cemetery in rur

    April 15, 2014

  • Clyde H. Sickler MONTICELLO -- Clyde H. Sickler, 83, of Monticello, passed away at 5:26 a.m. April 13, 2014, at Saint Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the First Presbyterian Church of Monticello with Rev. Thomas Alb

    April 15, 2014

  • Leslie A. 'Les' Bucher MONTICELLO -- Leslie A. "Les" Bucher, 93, of Monticello, formerly of Francesville, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. (EDT) Friday at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesvill

    April 15, 2014

  • OBT-PT041514 Osborn James.jpg James L. Osborn James L. Osborn, 79, Logansport, passed away at 5:34 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 4014, at WoodBridge Health Campus. Born May 11, 1934, in Logansport, he was the son of Bessie M. Montgomery Osborn. On Aug. 25, 1956, in Logansport, he was married to Lily

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Leslie Denise Cole Leslie Denise Cole MACY -- Leslie Denise Cole, 56, Macy, passed away at 8:37 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will be at a later date at Thraikill Ceme

    April 13, 2014

  • Richard A. Rossi Richard A. Rossi Richard A. Rossi, 63, Logansport, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Community North Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Aug. 25, 1950, in Logansport, he was the son of Raymond and Ida Faye Graves Ross. On Aug. 3, 1969, h

    April 13, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Should e-cigarette marketing be regulated like tobacco?

     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.