Kathryn Lynn Kries

May 20, 2014

Kathryn Lynn Kries of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She was born in Frankfort on June 12, 1957 to Bernard and June (Swarens) Kries. Kathy was a 1975 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School. She attended Stetson University before graduating from Arizona State University. She later earned a Paralegal degree from UCLA. Kathy held many diverse and interesting jobs throughout her employment career; she worked at a maximum security prison in Arizona; as a Paralegal in Los Angeles and Indianapolis; as office manager for Turner Trucking in Warsaw, IN; as personal secretary to the Principal at Warsaw High School; and most recently as Group Manager for Child Protective Services in St. Lucie County, FL.

Visitation and Services

Private services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Kathy is survived by her parents, her brother Kerry (Susan) Kries; her best friend and the love of her life, Mr. Gene Bodnar, and their dog Daisy; nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Preceded by:

her sister, Karen.


6 Condolences for “Kathryn Lynn Kries”

  1. Dick Rayles May 25, 2014 at 3:10 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

  2. Susie Miller May 26, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Kries, you will be missed as you were such a big part of my life! Not only will I miss our 2-3 weekly phone chats, laughs, bantering but my closest friend in the whole world. Missing you, Miller

  3. Clare May 27, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    So sad to hear about Ms. Katie. She did so much good work in south Florida. She will truly be loved and missed. The world lost a great soul. R.I.P. xxoo

  4. craig mundell May 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Bernie, June, Kerry and all the Kries family,
    So sorry to hear about Katie Kool. She always had a smile on her face and we certainly had many good times and many laughs together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Gabe Gresham May 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are mourning this great loss. Katy was a fabulous person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She was a thoughtful, caring, and loving person. She will have left this world making it a better place than when she found it. She will truly by missed.

  6. Amy (McCarty) Cruver June 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    My Dearest Gene, Bernie, June and Kerry, You are my second family. It is with a heavy heart I write today. I’m supposed to be calling Kathy to share stories with her on her birthday. Instead, I’m sharing with you and her friends, the words I should have said to her long ago. Although we’ve been separated by many miles over the years, our hearts and minds were joined when we first met on the Pi Phi floor at ASU. We could always pick up where we left off, as if time stood still between our visits. I could always count on her to cheer me up with her optimism and to accept me for all my faults. Her laugh was contagious. It is recorded on a hard drive, forever in my mind. We laughed and cried together for both silly and serious reasons. I’ll never forget when she scolded me for not painting my toenails, or watching her mix mayo and ketchup and putting it on almost everything (ugh!). We shared a love for animals, but I didn’t have her courage to make a trip to the pound. As the years went by, she shared how much she cared for the children who were lost in the system. Clearly, she touched the souls of many, giving them the knowledge that there is someone who cares and that they do have value. She lived strong and loved many. I miss my dear friend…. love you, Amy

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