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Kathy Marie Capps, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, entered her Heavenly home early Thursday morning, February 23, 2017. She was born on May 5, 1951 in Tarentum, PA to Richard V. Miller and Pheirthine (Hayes) Miller. She graduated from Muskogee Public Schools and furthered her education at Connors State College and Northeastern State University where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education.
Kathy married her best friend, Buddy on October 14, 1967 at Keefeton Assembly of God Church. They shared more than 49 years of life and marriage together.
She worked as a Home Economics teacher for Muskogee Public Schools from which she retired after many years of teaching.
Kathy will always be remembered for her many talents. She enjoyed sewing, designing costumes, and redesigning dresses along with refinishing furniture and painting. Her love of baking and cooking always made birthdays and holidays a very special occasion and her family knew they were in for a real treat. Kathy always threw the most entertaining and creative get togethers with very careful planning right down to the last details. Her hobbies were gardening, tending to her flower gardens and vegetable gardens and she loved watching the hummingbirds. She enjoyed landscaping her yard and pasture and nurturing animals.
Kathy was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Wayne Capps; her father, Richard V. Miller; and her niece, Jana Kay Squirrel.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Buddy, of the home; daughter, Cindy L Keys and husband Spencer of Oktaha; mother, Pheirthine Miller Sanders of Muskogee; grandchildren, Arealle Sage Lansford and husband Brandon of Oktaha, Brent Wayne Keys of Oktaha, Dallus Tyler Capps of Texas, Ashia Marie Capps of Muskogee; great grandson, Mark Warren Lansford; her siblings, Janice Ayers of Braggs, Rick Miller of Muskogee, and Wanda Ayers of Muskogee; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services honoring Kathy's life will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2017 at Life Point Church with Pastor Guy Parrish officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Brent Wayne Keys, Jace Squirrel, Dallus Tyler Capps, Spencer Keys, Brandon Lansford, and Charlie Ayers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mickey Capps and Michael Shawn Capps.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.
Published on February 25, 2017
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