Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home

9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL


Kathryn Lynn BALL

March 8, 1960June 3, 2019

KATHRYN LYNN BALL Kathryn (Kathy) Lynn Ball, 59, succumbed to cancer at her home in Fort Myers on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was the daughter of Armand and Beverly Ball of Fort Myers. Kathy was preceded in death by her brother, Robin. She is survived by her parents, Armand and Beverly Ball; a sister, Helen Shelly Pound of Frederick, CO; nieces, Nicole Sterrett of Greenwood IN, Stephanie Stephens of Bloomington, IN, Lyndsey Ball of Fort Myers and Rachel Pound of Ft. Lipton, CO; nephews, Rhyan Ball of Indianapolis and Jonathan Pound of Ft. Lipton CO as well as long-time friends, John Burnett and Todd Dittmer of Ft. Myers and Joyce Knudson of Hinckley, MN. Kathy was born in Nashville, TN, her family moved from there to St. Paul, MN, and then to Bloomington IN where she graduated from high school. After a stint in college, she moved to Minneapolis, MN where she was employed as a painter for a number of years as well as an active volunteer with the American Red Cross. She moved to Fort Myers in 2002 and continued her career until her recent illness. She leaves behind many friends and loved ones in the Meadow Lake Circle neighborhood and Minnesota as well from her years at Camp Widjiwagan, Ely MN. Friends are invited to the Celebration of Kathy's Life, 2 PM, Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Clubhouse of Estero Country Club at The Vines, 19801 South Tamiami Trail, Estero, FL 33967. Memorial gifts may be sent to Fort Myers Salvation Army (salvationarmyflorida.org) or YMCA Camp Widjiwagan (ymcamn.org)


13 July

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Estero Country Club at The Vines


19501 Vintage Trace Cir
Estero, FL 33967


Kathryn Lynn BALL

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Robin Thornton

June 17, 2019

When I met my husband, Mike, he wanted me to meet “the girls” (Kathy and Debbie) which he had become close to after loosing Jane, his late wife. That meeting brought me home to the circle’s great meeting hub, her garage. In FL you really need to be friends to return to the heat of the garage to visit time and time again! And we did as there, we all shared much laughter, tears, deep conversations, and life in general. Later, Kathy wanted me to know how my husband would go over there while prepping for our dates for wine advice, etc.. She made sure I knew how much he loved me. In her last visit in the garage she shared her wishes for my future, stating she’d haunt me if I didn’t listen. More importantly, she showed her love for her family and friends as she told Mike and I her plans for taking care of them after she was gone. For those who know Kathy, the rough exterior hid a huge heart. God knew who he was calling home. We will miss your hugs here on Earth as well as our gathering place you shared with all. RIP dear friend, your love is part of us now.

Kathy Hodges

June 10, 2019

We met and became friends in Mpls at Marvs bowling alley and bar. We shared lots of great times camping, ice fishing, bowling, get togethers. One of Dwights best memories is when we went to visit in Fla. Him and Kath went "deep sea fishing " which was on Dwight's bucket list. Had a fantastic time. Gonna miss that gal big time.

John Burnett

June 6, 2019

One of the best memories I keep of Kathy was when I was out partying all night and when I got home the house was totally locked up and I could not get into the house, the only way I could get in was the "doggy door", well Kathy met me at the "doggy door", as did the dogs, licking me of course, I did not know Kathy was there too, then she grabbed me by my collar and pulled me through the "doggy door" and put me to bed. And all she said was "we'll discuss this in the morning", just as any big Sis would do after she busted her Lil bro. I'll miss you Kathy.

Todd Dittmer

June 6, 2019

That picture is so Kathy. One of my best memories are of us and "the Meadow Lake Circle friends",
when we gathered in "the garage" on any given night, It was her favorite spot; rain or shine, 100 degrees or 50 degrees. And we would all just laugh about who knows what and talk. I remember when John and I would come over to hang out and visit. Kathy would teach me Cribbage, and I'd catch on, then the next time she'd have to teach me all over again. And she did. That's just one of the things I will always remember about Kathy.