Kathleen Jo (Kat) Merlock passed away on Aug. 24, 2013 in El Dorado. Born on May 17, 1958 in Wichita, the daughter of Eugene and Ardena Pond Merlock. She was a graduate of Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas.
Kat worked in retail and was employed at Casey's (Sixth Street) for nine years; Shoe Dept. for several years; and Cato. She loved people, was always smiling and had an infectious laugh. She was gifted with the ability of interior decorating. Kat loved and knew the Lord.
Preceded in death by her father, Eugene Merlock. She is survived by: her husband, henry Kendel; daughters, Karista Kendel, Kaitlin Kendel and Christina Mosher, all of El Dorado; son, Corey Merlock of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Steven Merlock; mother, Ardena Merlock, both of Jenks, Okla.; three grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.
A memorial will be held on Sept. 14 at the El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E. 2nd Ave. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., followed by the service at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AseraCare Hospice, 145 N. Main, Suite 103, or to the American Cancer Society.