Katherine Elizabeth White Goree died on October 12, 2022. Kathy was 52 years old. She is survived by her children, Charles Thomas Goree and Addison Gray Goree. She is also survived by her parents, Thomas White Sr. and his wife Teresa and Sharon White Gruber and her husband J Richard Gruber. Other survivors include her brothers, Thomas White, Jr and Andrew White and his husband Robert Walden and her fiancé, Chock Chapple. Important members of her immediate family included her furry creatures, Rudy, Sunny, Bentley and Tubbs. Aunt Karla Kelly and Uncle Tom Funk along with several cousins were a big part of her life. She cherished her friends and often stated how fortunate she was to have so many close friends who she talked with and laughed with throughout her life.
Kathy was born on March 26, 1970, in Wichita Kansas. She attended Collegiate School and graduated from Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. She served as Vice President at White and Ellis Drilling, Inc. and expressed her love and enjoyment of working with her Dad each day.
Addie and Charlie have been involved in sports since they were quite small. Kathy attended all the various basketball games, football games and volleyball matches and celebrated the many achievements of her children. In addition to her love of the kids athletic teams, Kathy loved KU Basketball and traveling all over the country to attend the games with many of her dear friends. Travel was a big joy in her life and she loved to revisit each memorable trip through her conversations and descriptions. Many of those trips included her dad and brothers.
The family wants to extend thanks to these special people: Crystal Gard for her friendship and care. Susan Kiefer and her dedicated staff, and Sonia and her staff at Rivercross Hospice. The family also wants to extend a very special thanks to Kathy’s circle of friends who helped immensely with her care
There will be a Celebration of Life Gathering from 2-4 pm, Saturday, November 12, at Cozine Life Events Center, 11500 E. 21st St. N. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Pawsitive Tails Dog Rescue Attn: Crystal Tucker 604 E Harold, Olathe, KS. 66061 or Rivercross Hospice Attn: Donations 251 S Whittier Street Wichita, KS 67207. Share condolences at www.cozine.com. Services by Cozine Memorial Group-Cozine Life Events Center.