Obituary for Kathryn Coston (Wright)
1923 - 2017
Kathryn Louise Wright was born on October 24, 1923 on a farm west of Skidmore, MO and was the oldest of seven children born to the family of Burman D. and Delma J. (Albright) Wright. She died peacefully on September 23, 2017 at the Maryville Living Center in Maryville, MO.
She attended rural schools: Burr Oak, west of Skidmore, and Albright, east of Skidmore in the elementary grades. In May of 1941 she graduated from Skidmore High-School.
In the fall of 1941 she enrolled at Northwest Missouri State Teacher's College in Maryville. By the fall of 1942 she had earned a Teaching Certificate. From then, until Spring of 1948 she taught in rural schools in Holt County, MO and at Quitman Elementary School in Quitman, MO
On August 15, 1948 she married William F. Coston at Skidmore. They established their first home in Las Animas, CO where Bill managed a seed house and she taught lower grades in a two-room rural school.
In 1952 they returned to Skidmore where they reared their children.
Kathryn found joy and fulfillment in her roles of homemaker, farm wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as well as serving her Lord as a member of the Skidmore Christian Church. She was also an Avon representative for 30 years.
Bill passed away in 1996.
Kathryn entered the Golden Living Community in 2007 and then the Maryville Living Center in 2014 where she was a resident when she passed away.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Karl Wright, sister Frances Wright, and brother-in-law Jerry Ungles.
Survivors include two sons: Marty (Marilyn) Coston of Skidmore, Vic (Paula) Coston of Maryville; two daughters: Crystal (Doug) Beckenhauer and Sheila (David) Penner both of Reedley, CA; nine grandchildren, Mitchell (Sara) Coston, Imbler, OR, Mace (Carrie) Coston of Maryville, Matthew (Brooke) Coston of Windsor, CO, Micah (Verlena) Coston of Maryville, Ryan (Kelli) Beckenhauer of Coeur d-Alene, ID, Katie (Andy) Stillert of Muenster-Sarmsheim, Germany, Zachary (Jeanette) Penner of Fresno, CA, Katlynn (Zach) Weston of Rosendale, MO, Nicolas Coston of Amarillo, TX, and 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean (Ruth) Wright of Skidmore, three sisters, Wilma (Winfred)) McIntrye of Burlington, Jct., MO, Mildred (Roy Dale) Dozier of Hutchinson, KS, June Ungles of St. Joseph, MO.
Numerous other relatives and friends.
Kathryn will be remembered as one who followed Jesus, served unselfishly, and established and maintained a gentle, quiet spirit throughout her life-time.
Visitation will be held at Price Funeral Home in Maryville from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, September 28th. Memorial Service will be at the Skidmore Christian Church at 10:00am on Friday, September 29th. burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery south of Skidmore immediately following her Memorial Service.
In lieu of flowers or plants, please consider making a memorial to Deaf Missions 21199 Greenview Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503-4190.