Kathleen Schell

Kathleen Schell (Kearney)

Tuesday, July 4th, 1950 - Friday, June 28th, 2019
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Kathleen Kearney Schell, 68, passed away unexpectedly on June 28th following a tragic accident. The eldest of eight children, Kathy was a 1968 graduate of Assumption High School. She became a bachelor’s prepared registered nurse and practiced for many years. She then completed her Juris Doctorate in 1986 and had been a practicing attorney in both Kentucky and Indiana since her graduation. She was a member of both state bar associations.
Kathy enjoyed traveling, reading, outdoors, tennis, scrabble, gaming, and spending time with friends and family. She was a staunch supporter of women’s rights.
Her quick wit and blunt personality will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Ann Kearney and William James Kearney, Jr. and nephews, Christopher Jacob Schuhmann and Garrett Douglas Manns.
Kathy is survived by her siblings: Mary Lou Marzian (Bill), Dr. William James Kearney, III, John Grady Kearney (Kathleen), Lena Kearney (Bill Hause), Michael Joseph Kearney, Genie Kearney (Danny Popplewell), and Thomas Diebold Kearney. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, three grand nieces, and three grand nephews.
Memorial visitation from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Highlands Funeral Home .
The family will host a private celebration of Kathy’s life at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Women and Families or Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA).
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Carole Pearce

Posted at 11:13pm
I loved how she fought hard for me in court-she truly cared as my attorney-then, allowed me to become her part-time employee because I knew her office computer system-then graduated to a family member as she hired me as a respite care worker for her parents for five years-loved how she even attended my children’s birthday parties🥰! Best memory was meeting her at her moms with my children dressed up at halloween💗-Kathy showed my kids off more than me! Will cherish our close friendship forever.

Pam Person

Posted at 11:57pm
Lena, I never met your sister, Kathy...what an accomplished woman endearing family. My deepest condolences, prayers & thoughts.
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Lori Westrick

Posted at 11:27am
So sorry Lena for your loss. you and the Kearny are in my thoughts during this sad time.

Lisa Reger

Posted at 11:06am
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Kathy's family and friends.
Lisa G. Reger

Fred Schloemer

Posted at 01:34pm
Kathy was a dear friend and very special person. She helped countless clients and friends I referred to her, often pro bono. We enjoyed having leisurely Friday lunches every month or so for years and the world just won't be the same without her.

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