Obituaries Announcements

Emogene Ruth Kautz
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Emogene Ruth Kautz, 83, of Atchison KS died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Atchison Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Friday, Sept. 12th, 2014 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Nancy J. Kollhoff officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 11th, 20124 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be left online at

Emogene was born on Sept. 26th, 1931 in Cummings, KS the daughter of Arthur B. and Mary (Drimmell) Young, Sr.  She graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham in 1949.  She started work for the Atchison Daily Globe in 1950 and retired in 2000 as the production department manager.  Emogene was a member of the Atchison United Methodist Church, the Martha Washington Chapter # 215 Order of the Eastern Star, Beauceants ,  Zonta Club, and served on the Board and was a member of the Atchison Historical Society and volunteered at the Atchison Visitor Center, and the Cray Museum and Carriage House. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, especially her family and grandchildren.

She was married to Glen E. Kautz on May 17, 1952 at Cummings United Methodist Church.  Mr. Kautz preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1994. Survivors include two sons, David (Beth) Kautz, Lenexa, KS. and Michael (Cindy) Kautz, Overland Park, KS , three sisters, Miriam Kaighin, Kansas City Mo, JoAnn Kautz, Atchison, KS., and Bonnie Ricklefs, Bendena, KS., four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Her parents, husband and three brothers preceded her in death.