Kathleen Anne Robertson Despain


Kathleen Anne Robertson Despain, 58, of Columbus, passed from this life unexpectedly at 8:12 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kathy was born on August 24, 1964, in Columbus, Indiana, the daughter of Gene E. Robertson and Diane Pumphrey Robertson. On August 23, 2003, she married Rodney D. Despain in Hartsville, IN and he preceded her in death on July 15, 2018.

Kathy was a 1982 graduate of Hauser High School and studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. She was employed in food service and home healthcare.

She enjoyed reading, cooking, playing cards, antiquing, thrift shopping, and like her dad, watching NASCAR.

Surviving to cherish her memory are: her son, Dustin Cox of Columbus; mother, Diane Beck of Columbus; granddaughter, Skyla Cox of Columbus; brother, Steve Frazee (Kem) Evansville; niece, Madisyn Frazee, nephew, Andy Frazee, stepmother, Donna Robertson of Columbus, ten cousins and her beloved fur baby, Lola.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney D. Despain and her father, Gene E. Robertson.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Hope Moravian Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Pumphrey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kathy’s name to the Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund at 1101 Jackson Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

Arrangements entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home &Simple Cremation ~ Whiteland Chapel. 729 N. US Highway 31, Whiteland, IN 46184. (317) 535-6880. www.jessenfuneralhome.com