Kathy Hovey -- Chatfield

Kathy Virginia Hovey Moore, 64, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Kathy was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Decorah, Iowa, to Norbert and Virginia (Van Every) Hovey. She was a graduate of Decorah High School and went on to complete her schooling in fashion merchandising in Minneapolis.

On June 17, 1992, Kathy married Claude Moore. She worked for the Environmental Services Department at Mayo Clinic, making her daily commute for 25 years in her trusty, multicolored 1986 Ford truck.

Kathy was a member of Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatfield. She loved to spend her time outdoors, tending to her vegetable garden and mowing multiple yards. Kathy loved collecting carnival chalk art, canning the bounty of her garden, animals, especially her cats and traveling. She was a strong willed, independent woman that always enjoyed learning new things.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Claude Moore; daughter, Kelsey Moore; siblings, Sharon (Greg Thiele) Hovey, Judy (Frank) Hageman, Roger (Karen) Hovey, and Gary (Sue) Hovey; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norbert and Virginia.

A funeral service celebrating Kathy’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 128 Fillmore St. SE, Chatfield, MN 55923. Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the church and one hour prior to the service Tuesday. The Rev. Peter Haugen will be officiating with burial at Chatfield Cemetery. The family requests funeral attendees to dress in bright colors to honor Kathy’s love for life.

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