Katherine C. Ackerman, 84 of Arkansas City, Kan.

Katherine C. Ackerman,84, longtime resident of Arkansas City, KS, passed away on Saturday evening, February 9, 2013 surrounded by her family.

Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Memorial Lawn Cemetery north of Arkansas City, KS. Friends may call at Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013. The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. that evening. A memorial has been established with Harden Hospice. Contributions may be left with the funeral home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.com.

Katherine Caroline Ackerman was born the daughter of Carl Allen and Mary (Krejci) Thompson in Liberty, Kansas. She was raised in the Liberty and Independence, Kansas area. In 1950, she was united in marriage to Oscar Huff. The couple later divorced. On August 25th, 1956 in Independence, Kansas she was united in marriage to Alvin Ellsworth Ackerman. The couple lived in several places including, Haysville, Wichita, and Sedan, KS and also Oklahoma City, OK. In 1968, they moved to Arkansas City. Katherine was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her children. She also worked for a time as a waitress in Sedan at the Holly Café. She and her daughter worked for Premier Manufacturing in the window assembly department as well. Her most recent employment was with Presbyterian Manor as a cook in the kitchen. She was preceded in death by her husband in December of 1994.

Katherine's hobbies included crocheting, craft work, reading, puzzle books, Sudoku, word search and most of all board games.

She will be deeply missed by all of her family which includes; her sons; Kenneth Lee Vonada of Tulsa, OK; Daniel R. Thompson, Sr. and wife Dianna of Wellington, KS; Raymond D. Huff and wife Cindy of Arkansas City, KS; Wesley Ackerman of Arkansas City, KS; her daughters; Joy Nichols of Poplar Bluff, MO; Helen I Kemper and husband Toby of Broken Arrow, OK and Teresa E. Swyear of Arkansas City, KS; her brother; Harold E. Thompson of Oklahoma City, OK and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Steven and Donald, 1 grandson, 3 great-grandsons and 4 sisters.