Kathleen (Kathi) Francis Conrad (nee Benson) of Ravenden, Arkansas, passed away Thursday morning, January 16th, 2020, at Saint Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas, due to multiple health complications. She was 62 years old.

Kathi was born April 7th, 1957, in Goshen, Indiana to Charles L. Benson and Faye I. Benson. She was the oldest of five children, and grew up in Indiana, California, and Michigan before moving to Arkansas and marrying the love of her life. Kathi married Britt Conrad outdoors next to a creek on a warm summer day, July 4th, 1985, in Imboden, Arkansas. Kathi was known for her big heart and generosity, love of animals, and her exceptional love for her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was also known as someone who was willing to speak her mind, but was always sincere and genuine. In short, what you saw was what you got. What many may not know is that Kathi had a beautiful soprano singing voice and at one point in her early twenties, went to Los Angeles to pursue a singing career. However, her innate shyness and nervousness while performing in front of others kept her from pursuing it for long. Kathi had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh.  She was also a sensitive, caring soul, always ready to help others in need. Kathi was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on April 25th, 2015, and regarded that as one of the happiest days of her life.

Kathi was preceded in death by her father, Charles L. Benson Sr. of Niles Michigan, her mother in law, Eunice Conrad of Ravenden, Arkansas, her father in law, Jim Conrad of Memphis, Tennessee, her younger sister, Lori A. Lott of Niles, Michigan, and her brother in law, Jimmy Conrad of Saint Petersburg, Florida.

She is survived by her husband of thirty four and a half years, Britt Conrad of Ravenden, Arkansas, and their children, Corey, Kipp, Brittney, and Lucas, their grandchildren, Kirby, Nita,Liam, Keelin, Weston, Aubrey, Kinsley, and Harper, as well as thirteen nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her mother, Faye Benson (nee Baker) of Saint Joseph, Michigan, her sister Susan Hoffman of Saint Joseph, Michigan, and her brothers Charles Benson Jr. and Stephen Benson, both of Cassopolis, Michigan.

A service will be held Saturday, February 1st, 3 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 433 Country Club Rd, Pocahontas, Arkansas.