Kathy Y. Bard 1964 - 2012 Tonganoxie

Kathy Y. Tickles Bard age 47 of Tonganoxie, Kansas passed away on July 6, 2012 after a courageous battle with Cancer. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday July 12, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens Cemetery in Shawnee, KS. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening also at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions can be made to Cancer Action in care of the funeral home.
Kathy was born on July 12, 1964 in Kansas City, KS and grew up in the Turner area graduating from Turner High School in 1982. She was the Assistant City Administrator for the city of Tonganoxie, Kansas for the last 12 years and had previously worked for the City of DeSoto Kansas. Kathy enjoyed going to school receiving an Associate Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and most recently her Certified Public Manager Degree in 2010 from the University of Kansas. She was instrumental in creating the Emergency Disaster and Contingency Plans for the Cities of DeSoto and Tonganoxie. She was also a Certified Grant Administrator and was instrumental in the financing and planning of the Tonganoxie City Pool and walking trails. She was proud to have placed first in the nation in an amateur bowling tournament. She was also quite the singer and enjoyed Karaoke. But her greatest passion has been her grandchildren, which she loved greatly. She was a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, City Clerk and Municipal Finance Officers Association, Kansas Government Finance Officer Association, Kansas Rural Water Association, Kansas Municipal Utilities, American Planners Association, Kansas Flood Plain Management.
She was preceded in death by her brother Brian S. Tickles and father Joe Billy Tickles. Survivors include by her son Jaimeson Bard (Kala), daughter Danielle Bard (Joshua Hunter), mother Constance Tickles- Emily, step-mother Yvonne Tickles, brother Michael Tickles (Sheri), paternal grandmother Ada Katrina Tickles, two grandchildren Adrianna and Joshua, Jr., three nieces Brianna, Alyssa and Amanda, as well as a host of family and friends that will miss her greatly.
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