Kathryn Doris (Alliss) Schlesinger

March 21, 1925 ~ May 11, 2020 (age 95)


Kathryn Doris Schlesinger, age 95, of Columbus, (former of Shelby), Nebraska, passed away May 11, 2020 at Cottonwood Place in Columbus, Nebraska.
Memorial services will be held at a later due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kathryn was born March 21, 1925 in Bellwood to Jesse Bell and Anna (Brase) Alliss. She attended school in David City, Nebraska.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence Emil Schlesinger. They owned and operated Larry’s Tavern (Shelby Pool Hall). Kathryn received her cosmetology license from the Columbus Cosmetology School in 1970 and worked alongside her daughter Barb Duren in the hair salon.
She eventually moved o Beacher Apartments in Columbus and on October 28, 2017 she moved to the Cottonwood Place where she resided until her passing.
Kathryn enjoyed crocheting, gardening, crossword puzzles and she helped start the Shelby Senior Center where she was very active over the years.
Survivors include three daughters: Barbara Duren of Rising City, Sharon (Dale Jr.) Hopwood of Loma, Colorado and Diane (Ken Alt) Adkins of Shelby; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren; one brother Gary (Joan) Schlesinger of Duncan; one sister Eleanor Barnes of Columbus; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; parents Jesse and Anna Alliss; brothers Robert and Albert Alliss; sisters Marquerite Tiaden and May Buck; son-in-law John Duren.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements.

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