In Memory

Lana Kathrens (Lawton)

Lana Kathrens (Lawton)


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02/10/10 09:52 PM #1    

Becky Rhodes (Turner)

Lana and I were good friends as early teens. She and I were in the orchestra together, and competed for the 3rd chair in the 1st violin section.

That girl was so funny and smart! I remember the time she and some of us other girls were wading in a creek behind her house. We got leaches all over our feet!

Her dad bought the Campus Castle and it was such fun to go in there with Lana.

I will always remember her.


02/16/10 10:06 AM #2    

Joe Doan

I knew Lana from our Riley Elementary days. She moved into the neighborhood on S. Clay Street later. She was my "girlfriend" for a time while we were in Riley, only I don't think she knew it! A great person who always seemed to be smiling. If she had been born a few years later when girls' sports were organized beyond GAA, I think that Lana would have been a star athlete. In school and in the neighborhood she could outrun most of the guys! Later in life, her niece, Jennifer Jacoby (Joan's daughter), was Indiana's Miss Basketball and went on to star for the Purdue Boilermakers - so the genes were there! My last fond memory of Lana was when she happened to bump into me at a store in Lafayette while she was visiting her sister back here in Indiana, and she gave me a hug. I had no idea at the time that she would be gone in less than 2 years - the smile that I remembered hid everything.

03/04/10 10:21 AM #3    

Geoffrey Smith

Lana was one of those rare soul who could get along with anybody.Lana lived across the street from me.Many fond and enjoy moments.Lana and I dated some at college.I knew her after college.I coached against her daughter and son ,who both went to Rossville.The world is always a little emptier with the loss of such a kind soul.

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