Kathryn Christine Bender, 76

Kathryn Christine Bender, 76, of Rolling Green Village in Nevada, IA died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames after a very long and arduous battle with cancer. A gathering of friends and family will be from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way Ames, Iowa with a service immediately following at 11:30 a.m. at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

Kathy is survived by her sister, Virginia Gilmore, of Mineral Ridge, OH; and two brothers, Russell H. Bender (Marianne), of Wenatchee, WA; and Richard E. Bender (Sharon), of Ankeny, IA; five nieces, 2 nephews, eight great nephews, five great nieces; 1 great great nephew and her very supportive friend for over 44 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Israel Family Hospice House or the Mary Greeley Medical Center Oncology department.

For online condolences or the complete obituary go to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com.