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Obituaries

Kathy A. Birky

Dec. 25, 2018

Kathy A. Warner Birky, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at her home in Newton.

Kathy’s memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Newton Church of the Way, 2306 S. Third Ave. E. in Newton.​ The family will greet friends with a coffee time at the church immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the family in Kathy’s name (please make checks payable to Greg Birky). Memorials may be left at the church on the day of the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Birky Family on the envelope.

Those left to cherish Kathy’s memory are her husband, Greg of Newton; daughter, Desiree (Bob) Smith of Des Moines; three sons, Jeremy (Paula) Cobb of Maryville, Mo., Aaron (Rachel) Croy of Des Moines and Michael Croy of Newton; stepdaughter, Carolyn Birky of Cedar Rapids; stepson, Allan Birky of Cedar Rapids; her 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Patty (Mike) Hascom of Creston; and her many nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Michael Warner and John Weatherly.

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