Kathryn Bealer, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at age 69, at her home in Leavenworth. She was born on Nov. 2, 1950, to her biological mother, Joy Johns.
Kathy was later adopted and raised by her adoring aunt and uncle, Anna Mae and George Tronjo, who raised her as their own. Kathy graduated from Louisburg High School in 1968 and married in 1970. She had one daughter, Cassandra (Casey) Spellman with her first husband in 1972.
She was a hardworking single mom. She worked at Farmers Insurance and attended night classes at Johnson County Community College while raising Casey in Olathe, Kan. She later worked for Ohio Casualty as an Assistant Underwriter, working in the insurance industry for over 20 years.
On October 2, 1982, Kathy married the love of her life H. Ward Bealer; they had been married for 38 years at the time of her passing. Kathy and Ward shared a profound conviction in their Christian faith and God. Kathy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998; she battled this disease for many years with Ward by her side for every moment of this struggle. Kathy loved animals and strongly believed in their humane treatment; this belief has passed down to her daughter and granddaughter.
Kathy was preceded in death by her mother and father, Anna Mae and George Tronjo.
She is survived by her husband Ward Bealer, daughter, Casey Spellman McClain (Buddy), granddaughter, Regan Martinez, and her beloved Pomeranian, Mattie. Ward and Kathy attended New Life Fellowship in Leavenworth. Through tissue donation to Midwest Transplant, Kathy gave in death as she did in life.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the R. L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home. A private burial will follow. Masks are strongly encouraged. Flowers may be sent to the funeral home. If you would prefer to make a donation to something Kathy cared about, please donate to the National MS Society or Leavenworth County Humane Society, in lieu of flowers.