Kathryn Walraven Mathis, age 90 of Calhoun, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at her residence following several years of declining health and lymphoma.
Kathryn was born on June 2, 1928 in Curryville, GA. She was a member of Calhoun First Baptist Church and worked for many years as a secretary at North Brother’s Insulation Company in Atlanta until her marriage to Bill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 2011. She was also preceded in death by: her parents, Emmett and Ida Brown Walraven; brothers, Frank Walraven and Charles Walraven; and a very special caregiver, Tammy Walraven Pasley.
Kathryn was lovingly taken care of in this life by caregivers: Peggy Holland, Diane Tucker, Jackie Roberson, Bonnie Hollingsworth, and Sonia Greene. They were loved and very much appreciated by the family.
Survivors include: her sister-in-law, Kayanne Walraven; and her children: niece, Valerie Jackson and her husband Randy, nephew, George Walraven and his wife Ginger, and nephew, Grant Walraven and his wife Julie; and their children: Rhett Jackson and his wife Mayla, Drew Walraven and his wife Kristin (their children, Harlow and Maisyn), Bart Walraven and his wife Meagan (their children, Molly and Emma), Macy Walraven, and Lex Walraven; sister-in-law, Jeanne Walraven and her children: nephew, Ty Walraven and his wife Christine, niece, Tammy Kushel and her husband Glenn, niece, Leslie Pruitt and her husband Mickey, niece, Sue Fancher and her husband Chris; and their children: Joshua Walraven, Zachary Walraven, Olivia Kushel, Kyle Kushel, and Cody Pruitt; Kathryn is also survived by Bill’s children: Sandra Mathis and Sue Snider of Richmond, KY, Donald Mathis and his wife, Sharon of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Alan Mathis and his wife, Rosemary of Gatesville, TX; daughter-in-law, Rita Hilton and her husband Ted of Commerce, GA; ten step-grandchildren; and sixteen step-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, December 7th at 4 PM from the Calhoun First Baptist Church with Dr. John Barber officiating. Interment will follow in Fain Cemetery.
Pallbearers serving include: Randy Jackson, George Walraven, Grant Walraven, Drew Walraven, Bart Walraven, Lex Walraven, Rhett Jackson, and Ty Walraven.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 PM until the funeral hour at 4 PM at Calhoun First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Calhoun First Baptist, Walraven Mathis Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 758, Calhoun, GA 30703.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Kathryn Walraven Mathis, age 90 of Calhoun.