Kathryn M. (Remmert) Noll, 94, passed away peacefully at her home in El Dorado, Kansas, on Dec. 31.
Kathryn was born on Dec. 5, 1926 in Wakenda, Missouri. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1945 and worked at the local dime store.
On Jan. 1, 1946, she married Jacob B. Noll whom she joined for their 75th wedding anniversary.
Kathryn and J.B. Noll were owners of Noll Motors Co., a Ford dealership located in Florence, Kansas, which was relocated to Concordia, Kansas. In 1970, they incorporated, and added Lincoln Mercury to their inventory.
They returned to Florence after the sale of the business 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, and daughter Linda Fischetti later provided Kathryn, daughter Karen Hasting, and Larry Hasting a trip to Puerto Rico.
One of Kathryn’s favorite travel stories was the 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 a 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 career as the court clerk 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.
Kathryn enjoyed playing bridge and card games with friends and family as well as collecting coke memorabilia, although Dr. Pepper was her choice of drink, and creating 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 his wife, Barbra) of Towanda; daughters Karen A. Hasting and Linda K. Fischetti, both of El Dorado; grandchildren Jennafer Sevart of Peabody, Jasen Gaines of Tampa, Florida, Kathryn (and her husband, Jeff) Voyles of El Dorado, Jessica (and her husband, Tom) Hood of Topeka, Lesly (and her husband, Cameron) Barger of Wichita, L. J. Fischetti of El Dorado, Ciara Fischetti of El Dorado, Christopher (and his wife, Heather) Noll of Augusta, and Dustin (and his wife, Mysti) Noll of Derby, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, step-grandchildren Paula (and her husband, Jim) Schroeder of Warrenton, Missouri, and Paul L. Hasting of Beaumont, Texas, and their families.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband J. B. Noll; 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 donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.