Kathlyn’s tireless energy, creativity and dedication have been an important factor in allowing the Society to fulfill its mission. Kathlyn joined the Board as Secretary in January of 2012 after a forty-year career as a professional educator. While serving as Secretary, her contributions have exceeded that leadership role. She joined at a time when the traveling exhibits, Lincoln and Civil Rights and Journey Stories, allowed the Society to reach out to the community. Her marketing abilities increased the viability and visibility of the Aurora Historical Society.
She was also a driving force in the very successful Antiques Appraisal Fair, Consignment Shop and Café.
Her organizational and marketing skills and attention to detail were vital to the success of the Deed House Project. In addition to the general capital campaign she managed two very well received fundraisers: ThornCreek Winery Deed House Fundraiser and the Bertram Gala and Silent Auction. Kathlyn and her husband are also major donors to the Deed House Project.
Kathlyn had devoted herself to the growth and engagement of the Aurora Historical Society and, if asked, would say that she had a grand time in so doing.
A memorial service for Kathlyn will be held at The Church of Aurora on October 22, 2016 at 10:00 am.