HOWARD — Kathleen Joyce McKibben, 64, of Howard, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Knox Community Hospital, in Mount Vernon.

Kathleen was born May 23, 1954, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to John and Erma (Joyce) Walther.

She graduated from Carrick High School in Pittsburgh, in 1973.

She married Richard Linehan April 18, 2017.

Kathleen was a bank manager for First Merit Bank in Mount Vernon for many years. She loved taking care of animals, especially her pets.

Kathleen will be deeply missed by her husband, Richard of Apple Valley; brother, John Edwin Walther of Pittsburgh; niece, Danielle Walther; nephews, Brandon Dixon and Dominic Stewart; and her dogs, Jetta and Jade.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Joann Walther-Dixon.

Services will be announced at a later date. Online tributes may be made at


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