In loving memory of

Kathy Mixer
July 5, 1959 - January 19, 2021

Kathy Ellen Mixer, age 61, of Quincy, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 9:55 p.m. in her home.

Kathy was born July 5, 1959 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Robert Dale and Dorothy Wollbrink Mixer. Kathy entered into a civil union with Amy Jo Kientzle on December 30, 2011. She and Amy were married on May 10, 2018 in Quincy. Amy survives.

Kathy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Blessing Rieman College of Nursing and Culver Stockton College. Kathy was a Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experience in both management and in direct care of women, children, and families. She had been employed by Blessed Beginnings Birth Center as both Director of Maternal Child Services and Director of Maternity Services. Most recently she was employed as the Health Services manager of Chaddock School.

Kathy was an active member of Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church where she served as the Director of the Children's Choir and the Music Leader for Vacation Bible School.

Kathy also volunteered as a reader at Monroe School, and she was a board member of Quincy Family Planning.

In addition to her wife, Amy, survivors include: her mother, Dorothy Mixer of Payson; three siblings: Randy (Marsha) Mixer of Quincy; Keela (John) Dyer of Moorsville, NC; and Lorinda Mixer of Hannibal, MO; three sisters-in-law: Jill Hooper, Jacki Hankins, and Susie (Greg) Lee, all of Quincy; 11 nieces and nephews: Hannah (Kyle Dobbs) Mixer of Quincy; Leann (Brandon) Pillars of Palmyra, MO; Danielle (Kyle) Robinson of Mathews, NC; David Dyer of Verona, WI; Summer (Steve) Thomas, Ashley (Luke) Conrad, Tyler (Lucy) Hankins, Evan (Sara) Hankins, Abbie (Matthew) Hochgraber, Megan (Trevor) Mills, and Jordan (Bree) Lee, of all of Quincy; and 21 great nieces and great nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Robert Dale Mixer; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emmett and Mary Kientzle; and a great nephew, Nicholas Hochgraber.

Services: 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Disseler officiating. To attend Kathy's service remotely (or to view a recording for up to 90 days), please join us by using the following link

Burial: inurnment will take place in Bluff Hall Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 20221

Memorials: Quincy Humane Society or Chaddock Children's Foundation. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


John & Paulette Bozarth wrote on Jan 23, 2021:

"Kathy was such a dedicated and caring nurse, and a truly good person. Thoughts and prayers to Amy and all the family. "

Eric Sieck wrote on Jan 23, 2021:

"Kathy was a wonderful and caring person. I always enjoyed seeing her. My deepest sympathies to Amy. I am grieving with you. Eric Sieck"

Larry & Cheryl Burwinkel wrote on Jan 23, 2021:

"Our hearts break for you Dot, losing Kathy is unspeakably hard. Our children should out live us. Knowing how hard it is to lose a sister our heart go out to all of you. May your memories bring you comfort and the Lord send you all peace. Know that we are always thinking of you even though we can't be with you. Love Larry and Cheryl Burwinkel"

Tara Hanson wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"Condolences on the loss of Kathy. She was such an amazing and giving person on so many levels and so many places. I will never forget the support and care she provided during the birth of my daughter and the continued love and guidance she shared at Melrose. "

Dave Lockhart wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"I loved Kathy and I know she was loving even when I misbehaved. And I love you Amy. We are never alone. "

Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman wrote on Jan 22, 2021:

"Amy, Jacki and entire family our prayers are with you all. RIP Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman"

Beth Kenney wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"I am so saddened to hear of Kathy's hard fought Journey the last few months here on earth and now her passing. I had the privilege of working with Kathy on Blessed Beginning and being a concerned and dear friend. Kathy is respected as the most giving and expertise professional nurse there is. She was a dedicated patient advocate and always willing to help someone. My thoughts and prayers are with you Amy and her family. "

Connie Schroeder wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"I had the pleasure of knowing Kathy through our work at Blessing Hospital. She was a superb nurse & kind person. I??m sending virtual hugs to Amy & the whole family. "

Steven and Denise Flesner wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"We are so very sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families. Kathy was a wonderful person with a very big heart and compassion. She will be greatly missed."

Betsy Gustison wrote on Jan 21, 2021:

"I met Kathy when I was a teenager through my friend, Kate. Kathy from the moment I met her was so kind and angelic. When I was in labor with our twins, she appeared at the exact moment I was losing faith in myself and feeling like I couldn't do it. Her words and actions still to this day gives me goosebumps because she appeared at just the right time. Our twins came early and we had some stressful times. Once again she knew how to fill me with hope and created a bonding experience that I needed with the twins. Kind and angelic. Those two words describe her exactly. Heaven gained an amazing angel. She will be missed! Betsy Gustison"

Julee Thurman wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"I am greatly saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Amy and the rest of the families. I didn't know Kathy very well, but I know she was a wonderful person. Cherish your memories."

Ron Tallcott wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"My heart aches to hear of this news. Kathy you were one of the first nurse directors to meet with me when I started working in HR at Blessing Hospital. You were always so caring and honest with me when I had questions while working together. Your heart was so big and had so much love. You will always be a wonderful memory in my life God Speed my friend and we will see you in heaven someday soon. ~ Ron Tallcott~"

jane & ron beck wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Our dear Amy, Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel upon learning of Kathy's death. You two were the perfect pair, sharing your love with everyone you knew. As we grieve the absence of her physical presence, the angels in heaven are welcoming their new sister. She was and continues to be that "special" angel. She will help you, my dear friend, learn to live with her in the spirit realm. I don't know how, but your spirits will somehow connect, and bring you some peace and comfort. For now, we grieve with you and hold you in our hearts and prayers. We love you. Jane & ron "

Richard Heitholt wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Dear Dorothy, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your outstanding daughter. I know I have missed much by k it knowing your children, but knowing you and Dale tells me much about them. I send my sincere condolences with hopes that you are well. May God support you as you recall the fine members of your daughter who gave so much to others."

Colene Porter wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Amy so sorry for the passing of Kathy prayers for you and your family and not to exclude sparkle,bella, gracie and kizzi"

Pam Totsch wrote on Jan 20, 2021:

"Kathy was a very caring person she came to the ER to stay me after my car accident. Pam Totsch"