Kathy Hovey
November 20, 1953 - April 13, 2018

Kathy Hovey

Kathy Hovey
Nov 20, 1953 - Apr 13, 2018

Kathy Hovey
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Kathy Virginia Hovey Moore, 64, of Chatfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Kathy was born November 20, 1953 in Decorah, IA to Norbert and Virginia (Van Every) Hovey. She was a graduate of Decorah High School and went on to complete her schooling in fashion merchandising in Minneapolis. On June 17, 1992, Kathy married Claude Moore. She worked for the Environmental Services Department at Mayo Clinic, making her daily commute for 25 years in her trusty, multi-colored 1986 Ford truck. Kathy was a member of Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatfield. She loved to spend her time outdoors, tending to her vegetable garden and mowing multiple yards. Kathy loved collecting carnival chalk art, canning the bounty of her garden, animals, especially her cats and traveling. She was a strong willed, independent woman that always enjoyed learning new things.
Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Claude Moore; daughter, Kelsey Moore; siblings, Sharon (Greg Thiele) Hovey, Judy (Frank) Hageman, Roger (Karen) Hovey, Gary (Sue) Hovey and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norbert and Virginia.
A funeral service celebrating Kathy's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 128 Fillmore St. SE, Chatfield, MN 55923. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at the church and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. The Rev. Peter Haugen will be officiating with burial at Chatfield Cemetery. The family requests funeral attendees to dress in bright colors to honor Kathy's love for life. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit

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Arleen (Bakke) Krueger on Apr 22, 2018

Sincere sympathy to Kathy's family. She was a dear classmate and friend of mine. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.
Arleen (Bakke) Krueger

Krista Mattson on Apr 17, 2018

My sincerest condolences to Claude and Kelsey during this very difficult time.

Rhonda Dedor on Apr 16, 2018

It was my joy to share a church pew, a potluck dinner, and gardening conversations with Kathy. May God comfort Claude and Kelsey with his eternal love.

Rhonda Dedor

Kathy Schellhammer on Apr 16, 2018

CandleOur sympathy to you, Claude, and your daughter.
David and Kathy Schellhammer

Kyle Bullerman on Apr 14, 2018

Want to offer my sincere condolences to Claude, Kelsie, and family. I worked with Kathy at Mayo for many years and learned much from her. I always enjoyed our conversations about nutrition, gardening, and world events. Will be looking forward to seeing Kathy again with our Lord and Saviour!

Julie Sauer on Apr 14, 2018

Claude, Kelsie and family, you have my deepest sympathy. I have so many special memories of Kathy growing up. We spent a lot of time together going roller skating and dancing our senior year of high school and after. Even though we didn’t see each other very much over the years, I always considered her as a dear friend of the past. May your precious memories of her become a blanket of comfort to you during this time of sadness and healing. God’s blessings to each of you... Julie (Holkesvik) Sauer

Barbara (Kimber) Kerns on Apr 14, 2018

Claude and Kelsey - I was so saddened to read of Kathy's passing. Although I haven't had the opportunity to see her for years, she holds a special place in my heart. I was so blessed to be able to count her as a friend and to have been able to have her in my life. The memories make me smile - she was a great friend.
You have my deepest condolences. Barb (Kimber) Kerns

Debbie Larson on Apr 14, 2018

My sincere heartfelt condolences Claude and Kelsey. It was always a "treat" to see Kathy at hear her newest recipe or to "learn " what she has found. I love you Kathy, going to miss catching up with you...and your COOL Corvette you would pull out of storage during the nice summer days!
Go Rest High on that Mountain!!!

vicki cramer on Apr 14, 2018

Claude, Kelsey, and family, You have our deepest and most sincere sympathy. Kathy was a gift in my life. She
shared her many canning techniques especially roasted tomatoes which I had never tried or heard about. Her
faith was important to her and family. Her love of gardening, flowers, and Mother Nature was also a BIG part of her life. I enjoyed our conversations as she walked your dog through the park. She enjoyed going on the
four wheeler with you Claude. I loved her stories of sleeping out in her tent in the back yard. As Kathy journeys into the sunset of her earthly life may you all find peace. Mike and Vicki

Sandy Dostal on Apr 14, 2018

Worked with Kathy at Mayo and she was a wonderful caring lady ❤

Sarah Button on Apr 13, 2018

From the first moment I met her, even though I was new to the family, she always made me feel welcome. When I would visit MN I would always look forward to seeing her & family. So sorry Claude and Kelsey.



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128 Fillmore Street SE
Chatfield, Minnesota 55923
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