Kathleen Harrington Attaway

July 21, 1918February 15, 2012

Kathleen (Harrington) Attaway, 93, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Kathleen’s family invites you to celebrate her life at a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 18th, 1:30 p.m., at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, with burial following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO, 64105. Kathleen was born July 21, 1918 in Kansas City, MO to Hilda Marie Pollock and Patrick Joseph Harrington. She grew up in Holy Cross Parish, and graduated from St. Agnes Academy in 1935. She was married 53 years to the love of her life, Robert H. Attaway. Kathleen worked at the Internal Revenue Service until her retirement in 1984, after 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and a former Eucharistic Minister and also belonged to the St. Thomas More Friends, the Red Bridge Lioness, the Red Bridge Social Club, the Garden Club and the St. Joseph’s Medical Center Volunteers where she worked in the gift shop every week for 15 years. She had also served as a Hospice Volunteer. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandsons, Patrick Spaulding and Brandon Beckman; sisters, Rosemary Wittman and Patricia Largo and her brother-in-law, Russ Hill. She is survived by her children, Robert J. Attaway (Denise Gonzales), Yvonne Spaulding (Scott), Terri Beckman, (Scott) and Cecilia Harris (Joe); grandchildren, Jay Spaulding, Marcy Teasley (David), Megan Barrow (Scott), Ian Beckman (Jill Wagner), Joseph Harris; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Courtney, Emmy, Brennan, Bradley, Kayla, Amanda, Jadyn and baby girl Barrow; sister, Eileen Hill; brothers-in-law, Michael Largo and Clem Wittman; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her life was spent in helping, loving and giving to others. Her greatest gift to her children was to share her deep faith.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 18, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Theresa (Nally) Smith

April 2, 2012

To my distant HARRINGTON & ATTAWAY cousins,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom.

I had the pleasure of meeting Kathleen for the first time back in June 2001 with my dad, Bernie Nally. Your mom was my dad's godmother as well as his first cousin once removed thru the HARRINGTON side of the family. Kathleen invited dad & I to spend time with her one day and told us some family stories. What a treasure! Dad & I had flown out to KC to see our family and I wanted to do genealogy research on the NALLY, MOYLAN, & HARRINGTON sides of the family. I really enjoyed meeting your mom, she was a great lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace.
God Bless you all,

Yvonne Spaulding

March 22, 2012

Forever in our hearts, dearest Mom.

Forever missed.

What an honor to be birthed by such
a beautiful woman of God.
What an honor to be loved, nurtured,
and supported by such a beautiful, caring, giving mother.

Our hearts are sad and miss you greatly.

March 13, 2012


You are so missed and loved beyond words.
You gave us so much love and strength and faith.

The world is not the same without you.

All our love and thanks,
Yvonne and Scott,
Megan, Marcy, and Jay
Kenzie, Courtney, Brennan, Bradley, Amanda, Kayla, and Jadyn

March 9, 2012

Dearest Mom,

Our hearts are in deep mourning for
this immense void and loss. You gave us everything and loved us unconditionally our whole lives. It is hard to live without you.
I know you are with God and in joy and peace.
Yvonne Kay (oldest daughter)

Joyce McKenzie

February 26, 2012

Everyone who knew your mom will always love and miss her. She was so good, so kind, so sympathetic. She was very special to me and made me feel that I was special to her. We love you, Aunt Kay.

bev burns

February 24, 2012

Your Mother was special. I am glad I had the priviledge of being her friend

Lori Bonnstetter

February 22, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. I am glad I had an opportunity to get to know her and thank her for her many years of service to St. Joseph Medical Center. You are all in my prayers.

February 19, 2012

Yvonne and family: My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Annie McLane, Olathe KS

February 19, 2012

We were saddened to hear the news of your mother's passing. She was one fine lady! She always made us feel like a member of the family when we visited, tagging along with you and Scott. Our hearts go out to you.
Cal & Helen

February 18, 2012

dearest Attaway family I'm so sorry to hear your angel of a mother had passed away.I feel so blessed to have known her ,she sure knows how to light up a room with her smile.she had truely blessed me in the short i've known her and her daughters who act so much like her.she will be missed more then words can express i keep you all in my prayer and thoughts you have truely lost the most perfect angel i have ever meet,God bless you all.