In loving memory of

Kathy Jo Blayer
February 22, 1966 - September 20, 2020

Kathy Jo Blayer, 54, of Coulter, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at her home in Coulter. She was born on February 22, 1966, in Oelwein, to Jerry and Diana (Jamison) Collins.

Kathy graduated from Oelwein High School. She previously worked for Solid Gold Diner in North Liberty, Meskwaki Casino in Tama, Out South Restaurant in Iowa Falls and Winnebago in Hampton. Kathy loved to waitress and meet people; she had a gift to gab.

Kathy married Richard Blayer on June 12, 1996, in Tama. She loved antiquing, decorating the house, working with her flowers, and listening to loud rock music wherever she was.

Kathy is survived by her husband Richard Blayer of Coulter, son JD Ball of Mason City, son Austin Blayer of Bloomington, Minnesota, granddaughters Vivienne and Lynlee, father Jerry Collins of Independence, sister Kim Collins of Blaine, Minnesota, sister Kristi Reeder of Independence, along with numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother Diana and brother Kevin.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2020, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Private family services will be held with burial in the Dumont Cemetery.


Kimberly Ann Goldsmith wrote on Oct 12, 2020:

"I am so sorry I won't be able to make it to the visitation tonight. I will be thinking of you all. RIP my friend. I'll remember you always! Kim Goldsmith"

Jaymie (Morey) Ransford wrote on Oct 8, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I knew Kathy from Oelwein and we both moved to North Liberty around the same time. I was with her when JD was born in Iowa City. She was a very caring person and she loved you boys very much. She was so proud of you both. Sending my love to you all!"

Ruth & Jim Blayer wrote on Oct 6, 2020:

"My shock at learning of Kathy's death soon became an abiding sadness. She will be missed. We spoke on the phone fairly often and we enjoyed visits here in the last year- and were anticipating more. Thoughts and prayers for Richard, J.D. &Austin as well as Daniel and Darienne at this difficult time. Jim & Ruth Blayer"

LaDonna Heckrodt wrote on Sep 26, 2020:

"Richard, J.D. and Austin, My Sincere Sympathy to you all in the loss of your wife, and Mother. I'm sure she will be greatly missed by all. Take Care....."

Barb Morrow wrote on Sep 22, 2020:

"Too many memories to share, her laugh always made me smile, Kevin and mom will welcome you, till we all meet. Love ya, Aunt Barbie"

Joyce Borcherding wrote on Sep 21, 2020:

"Rich we are so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Kathy out working in your yard. If there is anything we can do, please call. God's blesssings to your family. "