Kathryn "Kathy" Ann Brant

Kathy Brant

Funeral serves were held for Kathryn “Kathy” Ann Brant on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from Hastings Funeral Home in Perry, Iowa.  Words of comfort were given by Rev. Joy Maberry of the Hope Church of the Nazarene in Ankeny, Iowa.

Recorded songs were “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” and “Hard Candy Christmas.”

Casket bearers were Eric Brant, Ralph Jester, Rich Lohman, Ryan Lohman, Harve Rice and Alan Borgeson.  Interment was in the Rippey Cemetery, Rippey, IA.

Kathy was born April 12, 1950 to Kenneth and Mary Cunningham at the Greene County Hospital in Jefferson, Iowa and died July 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines after a long and courageous fight with pneumonia. Kathy lived in Rippey throughout her life. She graduated from East Greene High School in 1968.

Kathy married Kirk Brant on August 17, 1968 in Rippey, Iowa. They made their home in Rippey and then later moved to the farm where the family resided in a multi-generational home to raise their family with Kathy's parents. Kathy managed the Grand Theatre in Perry for 20 years. Through her years at the theatre she made many friends and she adored the kids that worked for her over the years. Kathy loved her animals, from her horses when she was younger, to all of her kitties, dogs, birds and various other animals through the years. Her beloved black Lab, Tango, passed away shortly before she did.  

Kathy loved her family and enjoyed spending summer days by the pool with the kids and grandkids or a cold winter night snuggled by the fire watching a movie. Kathy was a devoted grandmother to all of her grandchildren.

Kirk and Kathy loved to travel and took several long road trips visiting national parks and many states. She also loved her movies, music, watching television and reading. She was a beautiful soul inside and out. We will miss her every day for the rest of our lives.

Kathy was preceded in the death by her father, Kenneth; in-laws, Don and Lois Jean Brant and brothers-in law, Donnie and Jay Brant, and great nephew, Kenneth Declan Cunningham.

Kathy is survived by her husband Kirk, son, Jamie and wife Cathy all of Rippey; daughter, Jennifer Eiteman and companion Jann Haglan of Perry; grandchildren, Cole, Race and Korbyn Brant of Rippey and Dylan and Delaney Eiteman of Perry; mother, Mary Cunningham of Rippey; brother, David and wife Sandra Cunningham of Perry; brothers-in-law, Kenneth and wife Nancy of Ellsworth, Joe and wife Kim of Jefferson and Jon and wife Lisa of Rippey; cousins, Tanna Corrigan and Harry Trevarthen; niece, Joell and husband Buddy Herrick (Sydney & Halle) of Waukee; nephew, Danny and wife Gina Cunningham (Skylar & Eliza) of Perry and host of other family and friends.