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Katherine I. Brookhart Willson, 86, West Liberty
Obituaries · March 09, 2017



Katherine I. Brookhart Willson, 86, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at the First Church United in West Liberty with a visitation held one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established.

Katherine was born June 11, 1930, in Haileyville, Oklahoma the daughter of Edmund R. and Betty (Keith) Brookhart. She received her Bachelor of Science Pharmacy at the University of Iowa in 1954. She served as an intern at Dollen Drug in Newton, Iowa and became a registered pharmacist in 1955 working in Missouri, Illinois, Virginia and back to Iowa as she followed her husband John in his work assignments and where she retired from Dreibelbeis Pharmacy.

Katherine was united in marriage on Aug. 2, 1955, at the Old Brick Church in Iowa City to John B. Willson.

She was a member of First Church United, enjoyed reading and needlework in her early years.

Katherine is survived by her daughter, Esther Willson of Brookfield, Mo.; brother J. Keith (Janet) Brookhart of Muscatine; niece Lora (Dwayne) Rooker and their children, Jacob and Joshua; nephew Eric (Linda) Brookhart and their children, Andrea and Sam; and nephew Ryan (Melissa) Brookhart and their children, Olivia and Elaina.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband John.

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