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Kathy Elizabeth Perkins

Kathy Elizabeth (née Furry) Perkins, aged 74 of Webb City, Missouri, passed away Monday November 14, 2022.

She was born on September 15, 1948 in Joplin, Missouri to parents, John and Cherry (née Lewellyn) Furry. She grew up in Carterville, Missouri. She was a proud Carterville Comet. At Carterville High School, she was a majorette, cheerleader and Homecoming Queen.

While working at Consumers grocery store when she was 20 years old, she fell head over heels in love with a dashing young man in plaid pants and wingtip shoes. She had found the love of her life in Dick Perkins. They were married on June 9, 1972.

She loved her dogs, Jethro and Molly, and especially her cat, Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill.

Being “Memommie” and “Bubba” was her greatest joy. She loved fiercely and with her whole heart. She always wanted a “nuggle” from her grandkids and would always remind all of us to “watch your mouth”. She always said “I love you more and longer.”

She loved vacations with family, especially to Gulf Shores, and cherished the memories of the adventures that her and Dick went on.

When Dick passed away on April 20, 2018, she was devastated. The only solace we have is knowing that she is finally back with the love of her life.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dick Perkins, her parents John and Cherry (née Lewellyn) Furry, her parents in law, Harry and Letitia (née Boyd) Perkins, her nephew, B.J. Scofield, and her brother, Michael Furry.

She is survived by her daughter, Vicki and her husband, John Jurica of Grandview, Missouri, her daughter Holly and her husband, Kevin McGrath of Joplin, Missouri and her son, Michael Perkins and his wife, Jenny of Springfield, Missouri. She is also survived by her sisters, Jonnie (née Furry) Scofield and her family, Amy (née Furry) Brown and her family and Leslie (née Furry) Arft and her family. Finally, she is survived by her favorite people, her grandchildren, Cole, Peyton (Blue) and Jack Jurica, Dylan McFarland and Brian, Madison, Mason, Cali, Taylor and Morgan Perkins and her great-grandchildren, Layla and Brooklyn Jurica.

The family will be receiving visitors at Kathy’s house on Saturday, November 19th from 12 noon to 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you instead donate to the Humane Society or to a breast cancer charity in her honor. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.

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