Edwards Funeral Home


Kathleen Fuhrman

April 3, 1943January 6, 2021

Mrs. Kathleen Isabelle Mundo Fuhrman, age 77, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was received into the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

She was born April 3,1943, in Chicago, Illinois, to James Paul Mundo and Josephine Novak Mundo.

She enjoyed careers as a homemaker, caterer, telephone saleswoman at Sears, secretary/saleswoman at Tucker Duck and Awning, and Executive Director of Project Compassion until her retirement in August 2000 that allowed her to enjoy her family, especially her grandchildren.

Known for her care for her family, Kathy loved her children and grandchildren fiercely, taking every opportunity to attend their events and programs. One of her greatest gifts was expressing her love to others through cooking. In 2005, she was honored as a recipient of the Fort Smith Community Angel Award, recognizing her outstanding record of service, compassionate nature, and consistent dedication to those in need. As a member of the Arkansas Cursillo movement, she grew in faith and spirituality while forming life-long friendships through her weekly prayer group. A devoted, faithful Catholic, she went out of her way to assist and pray for others.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years Richard (Dick) Fuhrman; son Jim (Sheri) of Fort Smith; daughter B.J. (Steve) of Fort Smith; son Thomas (Lisa) of Tyler, Texas; and son Tony (Traci) of Bryant; brother Frank Mundo of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and sister Mary Mundo Heineman of Detroit, Michigan. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Nathan and Eric Fuhrman; Emma and Matthew Cobb; Kirstin and Noah Fuhrman; Michael, Paige, and Garrett Fuhrman.

Funeral Mass will be at 2:30pm Saturday preceded by a Rosary at 2 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church in Fort Smith. Interment will be in the columbarium. Service will also be available at Arrangements are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Project Compassion and Community Rescue Mission, both of Fort Smith, Arkansas.


  • Memorial Rosary

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Saturday, January 9, 2021


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Antoinette Beland

January 9, 2021

Dear Fuhrman family,
Our sincere condolence on the death of your wife/mother.
It is so hard to lose one you love so much. They say the price of love
is the pain of separation.
Kathy was one of the most giving, loving, happy people we have
ever known. She carried her crosses with such grace. We have no doubt that she was warmly received by our Blessed Lord and His
Blessed Mother. Know that she will watch over you, always.--and what a joyous reunion you will have!
Our love and prayers,
Dot & Antoinette

Lisa Bogan-Moore

January 9, 2021

From the first time I met her, and every day since, she had a smile on her face. She was the definition of love and kindness! She raised a beautiful family! Heaven got another angel!
Prayers and comfort for all the family!

Jamie Kneeshaw

January 9, 2021

It is hard to write just one memory of my Aunt Kay! She was an amazing lady, a lady who made sure to make you feel so incredibly loved! Her laugh was contagious, and her hugs were so very special. I remember her many visits to Michigan when I was a kid, she would always make biscuits and gravy! I especially remember my visit to her home when I was 11 and spent an entire month with her! I still remember her sweet tea, every time I make my bed I remember how she taught me how to make “hospital corners” with the top sheet and how to roll my clothes in my suitcase to save room. I will miss her greatly! To all her family, please know she will leave a lasting memory in all of our hearts; her love for you and all of us will last a lifetime!

Bill and Pat Grober

January 8, 2021

Dick so sorry about your loss but the great memories of such a wonderful 55 years together are something to treasure. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your Family. The Bill Grober Family.

Gary Gramling

January 8, 2021

May fond memories bring you peace and the support of loved ones soothe your pain in the days ahead. With heartfelt sympathy,

Gary, Mary, Keith, and Melanie Gramling

Gail Owen

January 8, 2021

We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Kathy was a wonderful loving person. We will all miss her so very much.
God’s blessings to you Dick , and the whole family.
Gail, Ron and Phyllis


January 8, 2021

Dick I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Realizing these are difficult times but thanks to the guidance and faith that you and Kathy instilled in the family this will get easier and fortunately you have each other to help. The two of you did a wonderful job with your family and are a credit to the community this world would be a much better place if there more people like you and Kathy you have the respect and love of all that know you. We often mentioned seeing each other mostly at funerals unfortunately for reasons I'm sure you understand I will have to miss this one but you and yours will be in my heart. God Bless.

Sharon Cubitt

January 7, 2021

Kathy and I were close friends during our high school years. When my son was born in December 1960, she absolutely adored him. My husband was in the Navy and she and Dick moved to Ft Smith and we lost touch with each other. We caught up with each other through Facebook. Kathy was always the most kindest and loving person. I pray that Dick and her family find strength and peace from our Lord during this most difficult time.

Barbara Holroyd

January 7, 2021

Kathy was the sister I never had!!! She was a beautiful person inside and out. Always ready to talk, try and help you solve a problem. I was married to her brother Roccie until1973 when he passed, but I remarried in 1991. EVERY year, even this year (Dec 20) she sent an anniversary card to my husband and I. I was so happy to have talked with her on the 26th of December. See you one day Kathy and love you more!! My prayers go to Dick and the family. Love you all and God Bless.