Kathryn Julia Paul Utley

Kathryn Julia Paul Utley

Kathryn Julia Paul Utley


Kathryn Julia Paul Utley, 91, passed away on May 3, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. May 12, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Clarence, with the Rev. Matt Schneider-Adams officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Clarence.

Kathryn, the daughter of William and Edna (Boettcher) Mingst, was born Aug. 8, 1931, on the family farm south of Clarence. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Clarence, where she remained a member. She had lived most of her life in the Clarence area, graduating in 1949 from the Clarence Consolidated School. In 1952 she graduated from St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital School of Nursing where she became a registered nurse. She worked at the Grinnell Hospital in Grinnell, Iowa and the Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, Ill. She became Dr. Utley’s nurse of 33 years on July 13, 1961.

On Aug. 5, 1953, she married Wayne Paul. He passed away in July of 1989. They were parents of two sons, David and Michael. She was married to Dr. George Howard Utley on Dec. 5, 1991, in Morrison, Ill., and they made their home in Clarence, Iowa.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Michael Paul of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Jonathan Paul and Jennifer Eureka, Stephen Paul, Elizabeth Paul, Alex Paul and Zachary Paul; great-grandchildren, Victoria Paul, Julian Paul, Emery Eureka, Wyatt Paul and Wes Paul; step-families, Jean (Craig) Nelson and Bill (Kayla) Utley; step-grandchildren, Kurt Fabregas, Birch Fabregas, Greer Fabregas, Trek Fabregas, Colton Utley, Katie Ward and Libby Ward; step-great-grandson, Andrew Flynt; and sister in-law, Mildred Mingst.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Wayne and George; son, David; brother, Roland Mingst; sister, Dorothy Pingle; brothers-in-law, Keith Paul and Luverne Pingel; and also her beloved fur child Molly.

Kathryn enjoyed square dancing, sewing and quilting. Kathryn will be fondly remembered as a loving nurse, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wife.

Chapman Funeral Home has Kathryn and her family in their care. To leave a memory or condolences visit www.chapmanfh.com.

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