Catherine ‘Cathe’ M. Kas

December 9, 2021

Catherine “Cathe” Marie Kas, 73, of Frankfort, died December 9, 2021 at Wesley Manor.  She was born June 19, 1948 in Akron, Ohio to the late Theodore & Katherine (Garnick) Dahlke. She was previously married to Dennis Kas, and they have remained great friends.

Cathe was a 1966 graduate of Garfield High School in Akron, OH, received her BA from University of Akron and her Masters from Purdue University.  She taught 6th grade, then 3rd grade at Clinton Prairie for 38 years, retiring in 2011.  She was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.  Cathe enjoyed Bible study with her retired teacher friends and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday December 15, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 16th at the funeral home. Craig Overman will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society P.O. Box 455, 825 Izaac Walton Dr., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Son: Austan (Ashley) Kas of Fort Wayne, Daughter: Cheyenne (Chris) Taylor of Frankfort, Step-Son: Jade (Crysta) Kas of Clarks Hill, Brother: Ted Dahlke of Akron, OH, 6 Grandchildren, Brady, Sydnie, Charlie, Jacoby, Xyan and Jalen.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Catherine ‘Cathe’ M. Kas”

  1. Terri Dean December 10, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    To the family of Mrs. Kas and Mr. Kas, I’m so sorry for your loss of the most amazing, caring, helpful, lady with the most faith. She will truly be missed by many, who’s life’s she has touched along her journey here on earth. You all will be in my prayers.

  2. Karon & Ron McColley December 10, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    We are so sorry of Cathe’s passing. She was a nice lady.

  3. Kimberly Ashlock December 10, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Cathy was my 6th grade teacher in Mulberry.. She was always the one teacher I never forgot, She will be missed. I had the great opportunity of running into her often & reminiscing over old times. Prayers to all her family.

  4. Mary Ann Snyder December 10, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    Thinking of Cathy I think of her smile, her eagerness to be a great role model for her students and friend to her coworkers. I am so happy our paths crossed.

  5. Susie Plunkitt December 10, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    So sorry about the loss of your mom. She was always smiling & energetic, such a bright light! I am sure she touched a lot of lives.

  6. Jessie Crews December 10, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mrs. Kas. I was her teachers aid my senior year at Clinton Prairie. She was a wonderful teacher.

  7. An G December 11, 2021 at 12:19 am

    I will always remember your spunk! Thank you for making the impact that you did.

  8. Melanie Holsclaw December 11, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Your mom was my dear friend and colleague for 47 years. She put the light in delightful! She was so cheerful, positive and loving! She actually radiated God’s love to everyone she met! She walked the long road of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer with grace and acceptance that was beyond our understanding. She now has a new body and a new mind. Her spirit is free! We will miss her, but her memory lives on in our hearts!

  9. Linda Stringer December 11, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I worked with Cathe first as a teacher’s aide at Mulberry Elementary School, then as a substitute teacher at Clinton Prairie Elementary School. She was a great teacher with innovative ideas for keeping her students’ attention focused on her lessons. I’m sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother and friend.

  10. Charlotte Kathleen Avery December 13, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Cathe was wonderful person who gave so much. Cathe was diffidently in the right profession as a teacher, I’m sure she left her mark on the world with the children that came in contact with her. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss.

  11. Jenny Foster December 13, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Cathe was such a great friend, I will miss her so much!!! My thoughts and prayers for the family!! Hugs to you all!

  12. Malinda Bartley December 16, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    Cathe was my 3rd grade and VERY favorite teacher! She made a positive impact in my life and I will cherish my memories of her. Hugs and prayers to her family and friends!

  13. Brenda Pickrell December 20, 2021 at 11:08 am

    So sorry to hear about your mother. Sending prayers for the family.

  14. William (Bill) Ovecka January 1, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Cathe was always a shining light of happiness. I met her in the 60’s at the Draft House in Akron. I was attending Walsh College and fell immediately in Love with her. We were even engaged to be married. I am so pleased and happy to see the life and family she went on to have. A beautiful tribute to her determination and positive attitude. I was blessed to have crossed her path in my life. I never stopped thinking about her and praying for her. RIP Cathe definitely left footprints in the sand that will be there forever.
    P.S. She loved to call me by last name “Hay Ovecka”

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