Kathy A. Crume

May 30, 1941February 20, 2021
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Katherine (Kathy) Ann Crume, 79, Overland Park, KS passed away on February 20, 2021 at Prairie Elder Care. The family will receive visitors on Friday, February 26th from 9:30 am - 10:30 am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd Street Overland Park, KS 66214, with the Rosary Service at 10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, immediately following the Rosary. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Kathy was born in Leavenworth, KS to Joseph and Maxine Larkin. She went to school at Immaculata High School and St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth. She was happily married to John Crume, was a doting Mother to Janice Drake and Julie Hamel and a loving Grandmother to her 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. In earlier years, Kathy was involved in PTA at Apache Elementary in Overland Park, KS and Campfire Girls. She also was very supportive in her daughters’ extra-curricular activities. Kathy had a network of close friends which she enjoyed playing bridge and canasta with and was in a bowling league for many years. Kathy and John had season tickets to the Chiefs for 53 years and she was an avid fan.

She was preceded in death by parents Joseph and Maxine Larkin, her sister Rose Mary Kempin, her Father and Mother-In-Law John Crume, Sr. and Louise Crume, and her Aunt Rose Mary Kimbrell.

Kathy is survived by her husband John, her two daughters Janice Drake (Tim) and Julie Hamel (Kevin), her 6 grandchildren: Zachary Drake, Morgan Hamel, Michael Drake, Andrew Drake, Logan Hamel and Jenna Drake, her sister-in-law Pam Crume, and her nieces Kathy Heath (Buck) and Karen Glynn (Earl).

The family of Kathy wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the nurses and caregivers of Prairie Elder Care especially Michala Gibson and Mandy Shoemaker.

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  • Joseph Larkin, Father (deceased)
  • Maxine (Angell) Larkin, Mother (deceased)
  • Rose Mary Kempin, Sister (deceased)
  • John Crume, Sr., Father-In-Law (deceased)
  • Louise Crume, Mother-In-Law (deceased)
  • Rose Mary Kimbrell, Aunt (deceased)
  • John Crume, Jr., Husband
  • Janice Drake (Tim Drake), Daughter
  • Julie Hamel (Kevin Hamel), Daughter
  • Zachary Drake, Grandson
  • Morgan Hamel, Granddaughter
  • Michael Drake, Grandson
  • Andrew Drake, Grandson
  • Logan Hamel, Grandson
  • Jenna Drake, Granddaughter
  • Pam Crume, Sister-In-Law
  • Kathy Heath (Buck Heath), Niece
  • Karen Glynn (Earl Glynn), Niece

  • Zachary Drake
  • Morgan Hamel
  • Michael Drake
  • Andrew Drake
  • Logan Hamel
  • Jenna Drake


  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, February 26, 2021


Kathy A. Crume

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Nancy Heeney

February 28, 2021

Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all
Nancy & Don Heeney ❤️

Cathy Leibach-Caplan

February 26, 2021

John, Janice and Julie,
I was so saddened today when I saw Kathy passed away. Such wonderful memories when you lived next door and I babysat the girls as newborns. My first memory of babysitting and truly enjoying what good neighbors are. It makes for a lifetime of always appreciating good people,. May her memory always be a blessing to all of you. Cathy Caplan

Kristin Brotherton

February 25, 2021

Thinking of you,Julie, and sending a hug and prayers! Fond memories of mom’s weekends at Gamma Phi :)
From Holly’s mom,Kris.

Holly Malcolm

February 25, 2021

Julie and family, sending hugs and prayers. Thinking of our G-Phi moms weekends back at KSU and how fun your mom was. Lots of laughter and giggles. A friend to everyone. ❤️

Kay Thompson Morris

February 24, 2021

Kathy and I were good friends in High School at Immaculata and she was a super friend. Last time I saw her and John was in Overland Park and she lived in community same as my sister. My condolences to family and especially John who, too was a good friend!

Jim McGlinn

February 24, 2021

I remember Kathy from Imac but haven’t kept up with her. She was a spirited, fun-loving, person, and very friendly to all. My sympathy to John and the family.

Debbie Boring

February 24, 2021

I have been wondering how Kathy was doing all year! So sad to hear of her passing! She was such a wonderful client always loved to see her! She will be missed!!

Vince and Sue Knecht

February 24, 2021

Our prayers to you and family. My memories of Kathy as we worked at Apache throughout the grade school years. It was a happy time for us and our young children. We planned field days and carnivals and bake sales and cookbooks. It was always a good time for us to meet at Apache and enjoy our time. Memories are so special and help us through this difficult time. God bless you.

James Sutterby

February 24, 2021

John and Family,

I want to pass my condolences to you and your family over the passing of your wife. Please know Deanna and I are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. I pray God's peace over your hearts.



Gayle Bergstrand

February 24, 2021

To the Crume family, our sincerest sympathy. When I saw Kathy's picture in the paper, it took a few seconds for me to place her, and when I did, it made me smile. During the Schottenheimer era, we had 2 Chiefs season tickets next to Kathy and John. No matter which two members of my family attended, Kathy always greeted us with her warm smile and kind words. She became a favorite part of our memories in attending those games, and we still can hear her cheering....”KIMBALLLLLLLLLLLLL!” or “GIVE IT TO MARCUS!!”
We know she will be dearly missed by family and friends and we hope your many memories of her will bring you comfort.

Richard and Gayle Bergstrand