Kathy Jo Likens

Born in Denver, CO on December 24, 1969

Departed on January 4, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Ms. Kathy Jo Likens, age 49, of Gallatin, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019. She was born on December 24, 1969 in Denver, CO to Robert and Rita Kirby.
Kathy enjoyed her cats and connecting with friends on social media.
Kathy is survived by her son, Jesse Likens; and parents, Robert and Rita Kirby.
A life celebration service will be held 1pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 11-1pm prior to the service.
Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home, and Cremation Center will be in charge of arrangements. 353 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

31 Comments to Kathy Jo Likens

  1. Mike & Pat Anglin
    January 7, 2019 4:41 pm

    Bob, Rita, and Jesse, We know it’s hard, and couldn’t imagine the pain you’re going through, but we know Kathy is absent from the body and present with the Lord. Y’all will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Gary & Carol Parsons
    January 7, 2019 5:05 pm

    Bob and Rita,

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Charles and LaVerne Kirby
    January 7, 2019 5:32 pm

    Kathy will be missed by all of her family. Our love goes out to Robert, Rita and Jessiein their loss.

  4. Tina Toler
    January 7, 2019 5:58 pm

    Kathy was a dear friend, and a sweet lady. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

  5. terry augustin
    January 7, 2019 6:14 pm

    so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine losing a child but I know your strong and steadfast faith will help you. I will endeavor to keep your family in my prayers for a good while.

  6. Dandy Seabourn
    January 7, 2019 6:50 pm

    Though I hadn’t seen her in over thirty years, Kathy and I stayed connected on Facebook and spoke regularly. She was a fun person to be around. Bob, Rita and Jesse, my prayers are with you.

  7. Chad Kirby
    January 7, 2019 9:49 pm

    I don’t really know what to say, it doesn’t seem real. I am so sorry. Prayers are lifted up for you Uncle Robert, Aunt Rita, and to Jessie. Keep your eyes on the Lord and he will guide us all through this. I Love You Kathy Jo!!!

  8. Sharon Kelley
    January 8, 2019 1:22 am

    Bob, Rita and Jesse my heart is broken for all of you. Losing Kathy is unimaginable to me. She was my first friend here in TN. My friend for 32 years. I loved her so much. She was that friend for me, we knew each other inside and out. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you all now and for the days to come.

  9. Shena Woodall Morales
    January 8, 2019 2:31 am

    I have thought about Kathy for the past few days and laughed remembering the memories that we shared. Her sense of humor was something that I enjoyed thoroughly and her beliefs and opinions were strong. She was fearless and didn’t back down.
    To her parents and son, I offer my condolences sincerely and cannot imagine their immense pain. The Lord said blessed are they who mourn for they will be comforted. I ask the Lord to smother her family and friends in that comfort that He has so graciously promised.
    I love you Kathy. Thank you for being my friend!

  10. Meg and Brian Lott
    January 8, 2019 6:09 am

    We are keeping Kathy’s entire family and her friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Brian O'Connor
    January 8, 2019 8:21 am

    I just heard the news, I am so sorry. Kathy was a very big part of my own path of healing to be a better person. This world is a sadder place with her gone.

  12. Linda Whitlock
    January 8, 2019 8:28 am

    Bob and Rita, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for you both and Jesse. Nothing can replace a child but I know God will comfort you as you go forwsrd.

  13. Tommy Vaden
    January 8, 2019 9:58 am

    Kathy was an awesome lady and even though I haven’t seen her in years we still talked on social media when we could. My condolences to her family and may she Rest In Peace.

  14. Elaine Payne
    January 8, 2019 10:10 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you.

  15. Brian and Joy Christianson
    January 8, 2019 10:30 am

    Kathy was such a sweet lady with a beautiful smile. Her love for others and laughter will truly be missed. Praying for Bob, Rita, Jesse and the rest of the family during the difficult days ahead.

  16. Randy Ray
    January 8, 2019 10:57 am

    Bob and Rita, there are no words to speak to comfort to grieving parents at a time like this. Please know that you are loved and that many people will cherish memories of Kathy for years to come. Blessings and love from Tallahassee !

  17. Sam and Paulette White
    January 8, 2019 1:46 pm

    My heart is broken for your sweet family whom we love dearly. Praying for comfort and peace beyond all understanding. God can and will do that for you. Love and hugs.

  18. Jim Savley
    January 8, 2019 3:11 pm

    Coach Kirby, Mrs. Rita and Jesse, so very sorry for your loss. Such good memories of Kathy, a beautiful soul. A passionate and fun person. Looking forward to the day we are all reunited with her. Revelations 21:4 “‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

  19. Roy and Judy Ray
    January 8, 2019 4:26 pm

    Bob and Rita Losing a child is so so heart breaking. I know you and your family’s faith will see you through.Lots of prayers are being sent for you

  20. Lisa Roberts
    January 8, 2019 5:12 pm

    Prayers for your family. I thought a lot of Kathy. She was a very sweet girl.

  21. Amy Anderson
    January 8, 2019 6:19 pm

    Robert & Rita & Jesse we all are so sorry for your loss of your daughter & mother too and she was so loved by everyone and she will be missed by all family, friends, co workers, and others and you all are in our thoughts and prayers too and we all love you so much

  22. La'Sherryle Renee Hill
    January 8, 2019 9:43 pm

    My prayers are with you all. Kathy was a wonderful friend and she will be missed. May God Bless you all.

  23. Shawna Pallares
    January 9, 2019 10:57 am

    I am speechless.I have thought about her every day since I heard the news.
    So many wonderful memories of Kathy in school 😊
    We love you Bob and Rita and you guys are in our prayers.
    She will truly be missed by many who loved her.

    “Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained. So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those God has chosen. This is a trustworthy saying: If we die with him, we will also live with him. If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us. If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.
    ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2:8-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  24. Jessica Turner
    January 9, 2019 12:23 pm

    To the family of Mrs.Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss.
    We will truly miss her at the office.
    My prayers are with you all.

  25. Ricki
    January 9, 2019 12:25 pm

    My condolences to the family. I pray for comfort during this period of grieving.

  26. Debbie Arendall
    January 9, 2019 1:04 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss of Kathy! You all will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

  27. Tonya Maiden-Carver
    January 9, 2019 1:24 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. We will keep family in our prayers.

  28. Robyn Griffiths Houghton
    January 9, 2019 9:52 pm

    Sending hugs and prayers for you all. Kathy was never anything but kind and loving and encouraging to me for the entire almost 30 years that I’ve known her. She always made me smile and laugh. My heart is broken for you all. I will miss Kathy dearly. 💕

  29. Sharon Mack
    January 10, 2019 8:38 am

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. I didn’t know her long as a co-worker but she was very well liked here at DXC Technology. She will truly be missed. We will keep the family in our prayers.

  30. Karlene Briscoe Barnes
    January 10, 2019 2:40 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had kept in touch with Kathy Jo over the years and we still giggled like school girls when we met up. I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child. I know God will hold you dear to Him, and one day you will be reunited with her. God bless and keep you.

  31. Jeanette Elrod
    January 12, 2019 10:46 pm

    Dear Bob, Rita, Jesse and family,
    My heart breaks to hear about Kathy. Continue to lean on Jesus for your strength. Love, thoughts and prayers, Jeanette Elrod Psalm 46::1, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

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