Kathryn Marie Orton Shakespeare passed away on July 13, 2023 in Panguitch, UT. She was born on March 12, 1948 to Earl Whitney and Marie Walker Orton in Cedar City, UT. She married Darwin J Shakespeare in Parowan on May 1, 1971; their marriage was solemnized in the St. George temple on April 1, 2004.
Kathy loved her children, grandchildren, and all the kids she worked with at the school. She was known as the “Hugging Bandit,” she would talk to anyone she met and ask them how they were and where they were from.
She had various jobs in her lifetime, but her favorite was working at the school, first as a paraprofessional then the secretary of the elementary. She was an excellent seamstress and did many alterations for people around the area. She had a great love for music and was a wonderful singer.
She is survived by her daughter, Krisette (David) Thompson; son-in-law, Dack Cleveland; grandchildren: Whitney, Loyd, Samantha, and Krash; brothers: Larry (Karen) Orton; Kenneth (Michele) Orton; sister, Julie (Steven) Farrer.
She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Darwin; daughter, Katie Marie Cleveland; and grandson, Dack Emery Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 12:00 Noon in the Tropic Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Burial will be in the Tropic Cemetery. Live streaming of the services can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com below Kathryn’s obituary Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com