Kathryn Pittman Huey
September 21, 1955 – January 29, 2019
Kathy’s husband Marvin Huey, her family and friends, are heartbroken by the loss of our dear Diva. Her brief struggle with cancer was marked by her trademark mix of strength, gracious southern manners and sly sense of humour. All of our lives will be darker without her larger than life presence, her laughter, her song, her lucky sparkling Seminoles shirts, and her boundless love. We strongly suspect she called St. Peter “Baby” and complimented his outfit on her way through the Pearly Gates.
A life-long Seminole fan, Kathy was born in Tallahassee on September 21, 1955. She attended FSU and lived and worked there until her telecom career brought her to Kansas City to work for Sprint in 1994. She most recently served as Customer Support Lead at MSTS.
Her avocation and calling, however, was as a singer. She shared her considerable talents in churches, concert halls and jazz clubs, small and large. She was a section leader, frequently featured soloist and substitute conductor for many organizations. An incomplete list includes: Festival Singers; Music Sacra; Colonial Church in Prairie Village; Country Club Christian Church; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; and the Scamps. Her love of music spanned from Alice Cooper to Wagner, a range only out-spanned by the number and diversity of her friends. To know her was to love her, and to be loved by her.
She was an advocate for equality and justice, always thrilled to share the meaning of her safety pin tattoo. (Kathy’s only tattoo that might be visible to a judge.)
She and her husband Marvin enjoyed searching out Arts and Crafts furniture and collectibles for their home, touring the city in their vintage motorcycle and sidecar, a good meal and a good martini.
Survivors include her husband Marvin Huey of the home, her sisters and their husbands, Sara and Jeff Pace of Atlanta, GA, Sheila and Larry Wolfe of Tallahassee, FL. Her nieces, nephews and their families, Angela and Larry Wolfe, Jr., Randy and Michael Hopkins, Spencer and Kristi Wolfe, Carrie and Cory Sellers, Ron Adams, Jr., four great nieces and five great nephews. Her survivors also include a host of well-loved friends and chosen family members, including Betty and Charlie Burry.
Services will be held on Monday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at Colonial Church in Prairie Village, 7039 Mission Road. Reception at the church to follow, celebratory drinks at Carmen’s in Brookside, (upstairs) from 3 to 5 p.m. Tiaras optional.
As she said for her loved ones who went before her: May she rest in power.