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May 27, 1954-Mar. 22, 2017
Kathy Dean Horine Hoyt, 62, of Fruitland Park, Fla., passed away on March 22, 2017 in the care of Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Regional Medical Center from an extended illness. She was born to Gerald Horine, of Joplin, Mo., and Delores Shoemaker, of Galena, Kan., on May 27, 1954 at St. John's Hospital, in Joplin.
Kathy attended Riverton High School, class of 1972, and went on to college, in Parsons, Kan., at Labette Community College, becoming a registered nurse in 1997. Kathy worked as a Director of Nursing, in Baxter Springs, Kan., before relocating to the Florida Keys. In the Keys, she continued with her career as a D.O.N. before becoming a hospice nurse and case manager at Cornerstone Hospice for Lake and Sumter counties in central Florida.
Her belief and passion for end of life care through hospice was unwavering. She affected many with her generosity and open heart when they needed it most. She also found the best companion in a little Shih Tzu named Sookie.
Kathy is survived by her daughters, Traca Alexander Reed and Katie Hoyt Natera and their husbands, Jack Reed and Elkin Natera, all of whom reside in central Florida. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Amanda Alexander, Payton Reed, and Daniel Natera. Kathy still has her stepmother, Margaret Horine, of Joplin, and her aunt and uncle, Randy and Kathi Feezell, of Rogers, Ark. Kathy is also survived by her sisters and brother: Linda Williams, Suzanne Meyers, David Shoemaker, Stacy Waterman, all of Galena, and Lori Davis and Lisa Williams, of Joplin, and their children and grandchildren.
Kathy was married to Steve Hoyt, of Wichita, Kan., in 1982 and became a mother to three boys, Todd Hoyt, of Bentonville, Ark., Tim Hoyt and Toby Hoyt, of Joplin, and their wives, Michele Hoyt, Lizzy Ramirez and Angela Hoyt. She was blessed with seven more grandchildren: Ryan, Reid, Rhet, Addison, Maks, Michael, and Kierstin. Kathy was predeceased by her ex-husband, Steve Hoyt; her parents, Gerald Horine, and David and Delores Shoemaker; and Kathy's son, Todd, also passed in 2014.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Kathy and her family ask you to donate to Cornerstone Hospice or to your local hospice in her name.
She wanted all that loved her and her family to celebrate with joy, love, and laughter. It was her wish not to have a formal memorial or service to grieve her leaving.
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Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake, Fla.
Published on April 2, 2017
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