Kathy HubbardKathy Kay Bernhardt Hubbard, 64, passed peacefully from this life at her home on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Wellington.Â She was born in Herington on November 26, 1951, the child of Theodore and Adeline Bernhardt.Â On December 16, 1951, Kathy received the gift of holy baptism.Â Kathy received her undergraduate degree from Emporia State and her masterâ€™s degree from Wichita State. Â Kathy was a woman of strong faith, dedicated to the Lutheran church.Â She also had a passion for education and touched many lives through her 41 year teaching career, 30 of those years spent as a thirdÂ grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary in Wellington.Â She was honored as a teacher with the Richard LeMaster Outstanding Teacher Award, the Wellington G.E.M. and NEA awards, and was a Golden Apple nominee.Â Kathy lived life to the fullest and will be remembered for her unwavering faith, love for her family and friends, her thank you cards, party planning abilities, and her cheerleader spirit.She was preceded in death by her father Ted Bernhardt and her grandparents.Â She is survived by her devoted husband of 31 years, Carl Hubbard; her mother, Adeline Bernhardt; brother, Barney Bernhardt and wife Linda; daughter, Jennifer Rusk and husband Mitch; daughter, DeeAnna Stout and husband Chris; son, Clinton Hubbard; grandchildren, Chandler Rusk, Kelsey Rusk, Gabrielle Stout, and Pearl Lintecum; sister-in-law, Donna Hubbard; 2 aunts, cousins, and many nieces and nephews; devoted best friends, Paul and Diane Ring and their daughters, Melinda and Megan.The family wishes to thank the staff of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Rivercross Hospice, as well as many friends that graciously gave their care and support over the past three years.In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the Kathy Hubbard Scholarship Fund benefiting a graduating WHS Senior pursuing a degree in teaching or to the Calvary Lutheran Church in Wellington. Contributions can be mailed or left at the funeral home.The family will receive guests during a visitation on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cornejo|Day Funeral Home, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington. A prayer service will follow beginning at 7:30 p.m.Funeral services for Kathy will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 202 West Harvey, Wellington. Reverend William Wingfield of Calvary Lutheran Church will officiate.Interment will follow at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.