Kathleen Kehl

Kathleen Kehl

Kathleen Ann Kehl, 77, of Richland, WA, passed away on August 1, 2023, in the arms of her daughter and granddaughter.

Kathy’s life’s work revolved around her deep love for children and her unwavering belief in the Montessori philosophy and its transformative teachings. Over a span of 35 years, she devoted herself to guiding both children and parents through the principles of this philosophy. As the founder and committed administrator of Children’s Garden Montessori School, she leaves behind a profound and enduring legacy, having nurtured and shaped countless young minds in this esteemed early childhood education center.

In her later years she enjoyed square dancing, fiber, and other community arts. She loved traveling and helping to raise her granddaughter. Kathy will be remembered for her strength, courage, kindness, and true passion towards children, family, and friends.

Kathy was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. A celebration of Kathy’s life will take place on Thursday August 10th, 2pm at Shalom United Church of Christ. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that you share a treasured memory of Kathy or express what she meant to you by sending a message to kathykehlmemorial@gmail.com, sharing it on Einan’s website or by bringing a handwritten letter to the service.

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  • Kathy was a fantastic teacher and encouraged children to be there best from wherever they were at the time. She was patient and kind. Her smile was a constant greeter to all. She influenced many children directly or indirectly.

    Anne Gerken
    August 15, 2023
    Richland, WA
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