Kittie Rose Sykora Kohler was born in Alliance, Nebraska on July 26, 1942 to George and Nell Sykora. She had one younger sister, Bonnie Britton.
Kittie graduated from Harrison and went to cosmetology school in Scottsbluff. Shortly after she married LaVerne Hanley, and they had three children, Penny Albers (Glen), William Hanley, and Trudy Flaherty (Kyle). Together LaVerne and Kittie ran Hillside Service in Harrison, until LaVerne passed away from an accident.
Kittie married Bill Kohler in August 1978 and gained a daughter, Shauna Kohler. After running the station for a while and getting the kids all through school, Bill and Kittie moved to Chadron.
Kittie passed away in her home on July 11, 2019. She is survived by her husband Bill, her children, Penny, William, Trudy, and Shauna. Two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister Bonnie, as well as two father in laws and a mother in law, and one grandson.
Kittie chose to be cremated and no funeral services.
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