Kathryn ‘Kat’ Gleeson Arnold


Kathryn E. “Kat” Gleeson Arnold, 66, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, after a long illness.
She was born May 6, 1956, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Kat was a retired photographer Master Sergeant for the United States Army. Kat was a loving wife, stepmother, grandma and friend, she was artistic, enjoyed crafts and decorating. During their 40 years, she and Don enjoyed antique shopping, flea markets and trappers rendezvous, were members of the Wichita Model A Club, they enjoyed their dogs and taking them for long walks. She enjoyed Bible study and church activities at Haysville Christian Church and highly favored her pastor and church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Irene V. (Blasdel) Gleeson. Kat is survived by her husband, Donald D. Arnold; daughters, Sherry (Charles Blanton) Mahlandt, Onie (Jon) Klugh; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday Nov.15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Smith Mortuary, Haysville. Graveside Service was at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Longton Cemetery in Longton, Kan. Memorial service at Haysville Christian Church will be at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to your favorite animal rescue center.