Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.
Interment will be at the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove.
Nada Kathryn Partlow, the daughter of Y.G. and Cora Lee (Walker) Partlow, was born on Oct. 23, 1948, in Eddy County, Artesia, N.M. She attended school in New Mexico on the Navajo Indian Reservation where her father was a carpenter at the Indian Mission School and her mother was a homemaker. In 1957, the Partlow's settled in Farmington, N.M., where Kathy completed her education, graduating from high school there in 1966. While in high school, Kathy was president of home economics and lead alto in the choir. Kathy accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 10 at Sherwood Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas. She was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church in Farmington.
Later, Kathy moved to Dallas, Texas, where she met Dennis Dwain Somers. Denny did construction work with Custom Homes in Dallas. Following his building career, Denny entered the telecommunications business where he remains today. Kathy and Denny were married in Dallas, Texas on Jan. 30, 1982. It happened they moved to Gunter, Texas to be close to Denny's son, Nathan. They attended First Baptist Church. In October of 1991, Kathy and Denny moved to their farm near Webb.
She was a member of the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. She was also very active in SYC- Special Youth Challenge of Northwest Iowa.
Kathy is survived by husband, Dennis of Webb; her son, Nathan Somers and wife, Rochelle of Burnsville, Minn.; two grandchildren; her sister, Frances Elaine Davis and husband, Jimmy of Midland, Texas; her brother, David Partlow and wife, Linda of Spencer; brother-in-law, Greg Somers and wife, Eveline of Plano, Texas; and brother-in-law, Jeff Somers and his wife, Vicki of Sioux Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Benjamin Dwain Somers.
In lieu of flowers a Memorial fund has been established for the Special Youth Challenge of Northwest Iowa.
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.