Mount Vernon News
  • Kathryne Koester-Hartwig

  • January 28, 2010
MOUNT VERNON — Kathryne Koester-Hartwig, 83, of Mount Vernon passed away at her residence Jan. 26, 2010.

She was born April 24, 1926, in Mountain Grove, Mo., to Robert and Ermal (Russell) Atkisson.

Kathryne is survived by her three sons, Gary Koester of Mount Vernon, James and John Koester, both of St. George, Utah; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Hartwig; brothers, Howard and Russell Atkisson; and a sister, Helen Arensdorf.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Church of God, 13160 Henry Road, Mount Vernon, with Pastor Jason Harding officiating. Private burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the Hartwig family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kathryne’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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