FAIRMONT – Memorial Service for Kathy J. Knox, age 71, of Fairmont, MN will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Internment will take place at a later date at Rosehill Cemetery in Greene, IA. Kathy passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her home in Fairmont. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Kathy Jo Knox was born October 3, 1948 to Robert and Ruth (Willey) Knox in Osage, Iowa. She was the third of six children. She was placed at Woodward State Hospital and School as a child and later joined the Fairmont Community, living at REM for the past 30+ years. Kathy loved her home at REM and was very attached to the staff, who gave her wonderful care over the years.
Kathy enjoyed her time going to work at Step, Inc. in Fairmont and spending time with her REM family. She had a great sense of humor and could make everyone around her smile. Kathy loved to give hugs and spend time drinking coffee with her friends. Kathy also looked forward to her ice cream snack every night! She had a special bond with her mom and spent a lot of her free time on the telephone with her before she passed away; being reunited in Heaven is a great reward for her.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, Vicki Larson (Larry) of Mill Creek, WA; brother, Barry Knox (Nancy) of Outing, MN; brother Robert Knox (Janet) of Sauk Centre, MN; and sister Brenda Larson (Travis) of Marine, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by a brother, Bradley, and a nephew. Brent.