Kathryn Kay Hainline (Chapman), 83, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at her home with her family by her side.
Kathryn was born May 25, 1938, in Orient, to Glenn and Ester (Kuhns) Chapman. She graduated from Cromwell High School and then went to Drake University in Des Moines and obtained a teaching certificate. On July 21, 1957, she married Harold Hainline and they moved to the Chicago area where they started a family.
Kathryn worked at Washington National Insurance Company and then Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, in admissions. She was one of the very first employees of Lutheran General.
In 1979, Kathryn and Harold moved to Arcadia, California, where she was employed by Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Kathryn started doing floral design work for a local furniture store, and later developed it into a business of her own. She started Kay’s Designs and produced over 2,000 florals for store customers, as well as doing interior design and decorating work, also selling furniture.
In 1993, Kathryn and Harold moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona, where she continued her design work, until finally retiring in 2005 to Peoria, Arizona.
Married for 63 years to her loving husband Henry Harold Hainline Jr., Kathryn is survived by her spouse, two children Kaleen (Randy) Finefrock and Steve (Kelly) Hainline, two sisters Bernice (Jim) Looney and Verna (Bob) Morris, four grandchildren, sister-in-law Margaret Augustine.
She was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Henry and Nellie (Thompson) Hainline and brother-in-law Frank Augustine.
Kathryn’s legacy continues not only with her two children and four granddaughters, but in the countless number of hearts in those whose lives she touched. She will be dearly missed by all who were blessed enough to know her.
Private services will be held at a later date at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Memorials can be left for her at www.heritagefuneralchapels.com.