Kathleen Susan (Fisher) Coffin, 72, passed away on September 3, 2023 at Life Care Center of Kansas City. She was born on April 8, 1951 in Wyandotte County, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Wanda Marie (McClintock) Fisher and Forest Fisher.
Her father was a professional baseball player and her mother worked at Sunshine Biscuit Company. She grew up not far from State Avenue and attended Wyandotte High School, where she was the spelling bee winner and spelling champion of KCK. Kathleen enjoyed summers on the farm with her family as a young girl. She loved animals and often took in strays.
She moved to San Francisco, and became an activist in both the women's movement, and her union, of which she was shop steward. She also loved music and saw many bands.
From San Francisco, she moved to New York, where she worked as a proofreader for publishing houses.
After coming back home to KC, she married John Paul Coffin and lived in Prairie Village, Kansas for 27 years. She helped raise money for the Coalition for the Environment, a cause near and dear to her. She was a dreamer and an idealist who cared about, and got involved in, causes.
She suffered two debilitating strokes in 2000 and 2004. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda, just 16 days before. Now she is reunited with her family and loved ones, no more suffering; she will rise like the Phoenix from the ashes, renewed, and ready for new challenges.