Katherine Jane (Gowdy) Nixon, 82, passed away on December 17, 2016 at the Grove Nursing Center in Grove, Oklahoma. Katherine was born December 12, 1934 in Louisiana, Missouri. She was the only child of Walter and Helen (Stamper) Gowdy. Katherine was united in marriage to Ray Eugene Nixon on April 5, 1953 in Kirksville, Missouri. After living in Derby, KS from 1970 to 1985, she and Ray moved to Oklahoma City for six years. They made their move to Grove in 1991. Katherine was a homemaker first but was also active in P.E.O., Red Hat Society and United Methodist Women where she served as their treasurer for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grove. Katherine was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Ray; two sons, Michael Nixon and wife, Darnice, Houma, LA, William Nixon and wife, Kimberly, Grove, OK; daughter, Linda Wetzel and husband James, Olathe, KS. Katherine was blessed with seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Grove, Oklahoma with Dr. Richard Dayringer officiating. Donations may be made in Katherine's name to Oklahoma P.E.O. Projects Fund (an educational scholarship fund).
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 3:00pm, First United Methodist Church of Grove