Visitation for Kathryn Maxine (Remmert) Noll, who passed away peacefully at her home in El Dorado on Dec. 31 at age 94, will start at 9 a.m. Friday at Heritage Funeral Home, 206 E. Central in El Dorado. Services will start at 10 a.m.
Kathryn was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Wakenda, Missouri. She graduated in 1945 from El Dorado High School and worked at the local dime store.
She married Jacob B. Noll on Jan. 1, 1946, whom she joined for their 75th wedding anniversary.
Kathryn and J.B. were owners of Noll Motors Co., a Ford dealership in Florence, which was relocated to Concordia in 1970, incorporated, and added Lincoln Mercury to their inventory. They returned to Florence after the business was sold in the fall of 1979.
Kathryn and J.B. enjoyed traveling, and traveled with their children to all but three states. In addition, they traveled to Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Europe.
After J.B.’s death, Kathryn traveled to Germany with her brother, Charles. Later on, daughter Linda provided her Kathryn, along with fellow children Karen and Larry, a trip to Puerto Rico.
One of Kathryn’s favorite travel stories was a trip to Rome where they were privileged to have an audience with the Pope. She commented that she was close enough to the Pope to kiss his ring but refrained because she wasn’t Catholic.
Kathryn was a member of the Baptist Church and grew up singing solos at various church services. She entertained her family and friends by demonstrating her love of music and ability to play anything she heard on the piano while adding additional runs and chords to the original song version.
Kathryn later worked for Graves Drug Store in El Dorado and finished her working career as court and city clerk in Florence.
She also helped her children in their business endeavors (Lariat Club, Priced Right Smoke Shop, and JKL Liquor) by sharing her business knowledge and using her accounting and customer service skills.
She enjoyed playing bridge and card games with friends and family, as well as collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia (although Dr. Pepper was her drink of choice), and crafting stained glass creations.
Kathryn was a member of Eastern Star and a 75-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Kathryn is survived by her son, Jack L. Noll and wife Barbra, Towanda; daughter Karen A. Hasting, El Dorado; daughter Linda K. Fischetti, El Dorado; grandchildren Jennafer Sevart, Peabody, Jasen Gaines, Tampa, Florida, Kathryn (and husband Jeff) Voyles, El Dorado, Jessica (and husband Tom) Hood, Topeka, Lesly (and husband Cameron) Barger, Wichita, L. J. Fischetti, El Dorado, Ciara Fischetti, El Dorado, Christopher (and wife Heather) Noll, Augusta, and Dustin (and wife Mysti) Noll, Derby; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter; step-grandchildren Paula (and husband Jim) Schroeder Warrenton, Misouri, Paul L. Hasting, Beaumont, Texas; and their families.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, son Robert W. Noll, brother Charles W. Remmert, parents Elsie and Bert C. Remmert, and son-in-laws Lawrence J. Fischetti and Paul Larry Hasting.
Due to her love of children, Kathryn requested that individuals donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.
Pallbearers are Jasen Gaines, L. J. Fischetti, Joseph B. Hasting, Christopher Noll, Dustin Noll, and Jeffrey Voyles.
Honorary Pallbearers are Randy Windhurst, Rodney Howard, Tom Hood, Cameron Barger, Zach Burton, and D. Preston Harvey.