Kathie Lynne (Kelley) Klonglan, the daughter of Daniel L. and Dianna G. Kelley, was born April 11, 1973, in Waterloo. Kathie graduated from Newton Senior High School with the class of 1991. She went on to receive a diploma in early childhood education from Marshalltown Community College in 1992. Kathie worked in childcare and customer service. She most recently worked in management at Adventureland Park in Altoona. Kathie enjoyed her NHS Marching Band and other music activities. She enjoyed attending country music concerts and sporting events with friends and family. She especially loved attending Iowa Wild hockey games with her son Trevor. She also loved her dogs.
Kathie died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at her home in Newton. She was 48 years old. Kathie was preceded in death by her father, Daniel L. Kelley; her grandparents, David and Lois Maddy and Richard A. and Doris Kelley; and an uncle, Richard D. Kelley.
Those left to honor Kathie’s memory include her son, Trevor; her mother, Dianna Kelley; her brother, Dan Kelley; her aunt and uncle, Dennis and Barb Maddy; her aunt, Debra White; and her cousins, Christopher Maddy, Cory Maddy and LouAnn Bruster.
A memorial service for Kathie will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
A Facebook Live broadcast will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 on the Pence-Reese Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page.
A time of visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be designated in Kathie’s name (please make checks payable to Dan Kelley) and may be left at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home.