Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12Th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Katherine Gebhart

December 28, 1912September 4, 2019

Katherine Gebhart, 106, of Cabot, Arkansas passed away on September 4, 2019. She was born December 28, 1912 in Alma, Arkansas to Charles Reeves and Mattie Bailey Reeves. She and husband J.D. traveled extensively, and Katherine became an accomplished artist. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert F. Brocchus; second husband, J.D. Gebhart; two daughters, Katherine Louise Goldtrap and Ann Basinger; and sister, Mary Ethel Ledbetter.

Katherine is survived by one son, Robert Brocchus Jr. of Jacksonville; seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Graveside service will be held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


  • Robert F. Brocchus, First husband (deceased)
  • J.D. Gebhart, Second husband (deceased)
  • Katherine Louise Goldtrap, Daughter (deceased)
  • Ann Basinger, Daughter (deceased)
  • Robert Brocchus, Jr., Son
  • Mattie Bailey Reeves, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles Reeves, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Ethel Ledbetter, Sister (deceased)
  • Robert Brocchus Jr., Son
  • Katherine is also survived by her seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Katherine Gebhart

have a memory or condolence to add?

Byra Burke

September 9, 2019

I’m so sorry to read about Katherine. She was my friend at Sugarloaf Lake. You always felt welcome to Katherine’s home Katherine had a few “pet” catfish here at the lake and spoiled them with special food. I enjoyed visiting with her as she taught me her way of canning tomatoes we discussed often. I still do it her way. She loved it here Katherine loved her family so much. May you Rest In Peace Mack and Byra Burke

Terry Kelosky Hales

September 7, 2019

I have memories of Katherine as a wonderful neighbor and a beautiful lady. Prayers for you, Kelleigh and your family, I know she will be greatly missed. She was a treasure.

Katherine Morrow

September 6, 2019

The last birthday we spent together!

Kate Goldtrap

September 6, 2019

We love you Nanny. RIP. Kate and Makiah

Cathy Goldtrap

September 6, 2019

Curtis Goldtrap

September 6, 2019