Kathy Jo Ebeling went to see Jesus February 1, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her family lovingly holding her hands. Born to Chuck and Shirley Humphreys on June 18, 1956, she was a birthday present to her mom. She was a graduate of Kellam High School.
Kathy was born into a military family that gave her the education of her life. She lived in Hawaii, Guam, Iowa, Colorado, Georgia, California and finally Virginia. It was here that she crafted much of her life: working in Civil Service, finding love, becoming an instant mom and grandmother, and making many, many friends. She married Fred Ebeling in 1996. She retired in 2016, and began traveling. Of course that meant doing lots of shopping along the way. Any local shopping involved her co conspirator Nancy Beaty, and no bargain ever got away! She traveled and spent time with her parents.
Never having biological children, she became a mom and grandmother to Fred’s family. She loved them all as her own. She was always giving to them and shared her pool with them.
Kathy gained so many friends throughout her life. She always gave herself to people, and many times comforted and encouraged those who were discouraged. She loved to have fun with them. She loved to bowl!
She loved spending time in Missouri with her family there. She especially spent time with her mom before she died. She was devoted to her dad, taking him on trips to see friends. She would drive them to Texas for their winter break. And wouldn’t you know, she gained more friends from Texas and Missouri! You can see a pattern!
Kathy was preceded in death by her mom, and the two are holding hands again! Those waiting to join them are her husband Fred Ebeling, her dad Chuck Humphreys, her brothers Terry (Gloria) Humphreys and Ron (Pam) Humphreys. Also surviving are Connie Ebeling, Fred (Krissy) Ebeling Jr., Kathy (Matt) Drumwright, Brenda Detoye, and Debra Ebeling. There are also 6 well loved grandchildren and a bunch of great grandchildren.
We all feel that Kathy’s life ended too quickly, but her life in eternity got the jump on all of us. Celebrate her life with us.
A memorial service will be held for Kathy at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Southside Chapel on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
To stream this service live please click HERE.