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Kathryne R. Ansell (Shaw)

July 7, 1974 — July 24, 2022

Kathryne Rondella Ansell Shaw was born on July 7, 1974, in El Paso, TX to Ronald Downing and Orpha Kriepe. Kathyrne passed away peacefully on July 24, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kathryne graduated Andress High School with the Class of 1992 and attended some college afterwards. On August 8, 2021, she married David Shaw in Navarre, KS. Kathryne worked in sales and jewelry. She was blessed with 6 children and 4 grandchildren. Kathryne loved jewelry design, music, and classic muscle cars. But more than anything Kathryne loved her family. All her children’s friends were also treated as her own. Kathryne is survived by her father, Ronald Downing and step-mother Sylvia Downing, husband; David Shaw, daughters; Brittany Downing (Tony Huff) of Arizona, Neveah Shaw, and Jasmine Shaw of White City, sons; Kevin Ansell (Molly Mercer) of Navarre, Andrew Ansell (Alexus Barlow-McKenna), and Joshua Lewis all of Herington, grandchildren; Elara Huff, Elias Huff and Bryson Hughes, brother; Larry Shay, sister; Karen Wilson, step-brother Jesus Benitez, step-sister; Annette Benitez Carrillo, Kathryne is also survived by many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother; Orpha (Kriepe) Downing, and her grandson Mikah Ansell. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel is serving the family. The family will host guests for a Celebration of Life for Kathryne on Thursday July 28, 2022, from 5-7pm at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel at 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449. Memorial Contributions can be made c/o Brittany Downing or Kevin Ansell at Central National Bank for Kathryne Ansell’s grandchildren’s education fund.

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 28, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chapel

404 S Broadway St, Herington, KS 67449

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