Kathleen A. "Tudy" Kurtz, 90, Batesville, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at her home.
Born Dec. 20, 1925, in Milan, she was the daughter of Clara (Puente) and Omer Seevers. She married Edward Kurtz April 7, 1951,
at St. Louis Catholic Church.
A member of St. Louis Church, Tudy was a secretary at the Romweber Furniture Co. five years and 25 years for Batesville Water and Gas. She was responsible for setting up the initial
computerized billing system for the utility in the 1980s.
Her family's most enduring memory of Tudy was her sheer will. A strong individual, she wouldn't let anything get her down. She
would meet a challenge head-on and resolve it. Her family also explained that she was a great cook, and her fried chicken was second to none. When someone else did the cooking, she had a weakness for breads and sweets.
Tudy was talented with a needle and thread or yarn. She crocheted
dolls and sewed baby blankets for the grandchildren in addition to making most of the curtains for her home. Tudy also enjoyed Coca Cola, college basketball, playing cards, especially 500, and tending to her flowers around the house with Eddie's help.
She is survived by her husband Eddie; sons and daughters-in-law Gary and Molly Kurtz, Newark, Ohio, and Daryl and Marcia Kurtz, Batesville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter Karen Kurtz; sister Dorothy Denni; and brother Robert
Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at St. Louis Church with the Rev. Stan Pondo
officiating and burial in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund.
Published on January 10, 2016