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Cathleen "Pete" Kennard

Cathleen “Pete” Kennard

Funeral service for Mrs. Cathleen “Pete” Kennard of Quitman is scheduled for 1:00 P.M., Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Keefe Cropper and Fred Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home. Pete died November 7, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Quitman at the age of 97.

Pete was born October 29, 1921 in Quitman to Luther and Flora (Gleaton) Kirbo and lived most of her life in Quitman. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty United Methodist Church where she served in communion preparation and floral ministries. Pete also enjoyed gardening, served as a volunteer at the nutrition center and was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Kennard; parents, Luther and Flora Kirbo; daughters, Floy Eiline Harbin and Flora Elizabeth Harbin; sisters Lizzie Belle Stevens Thomas, Josephine Jeffery and Pauline Deuson, her brother John Kirbo and son-in-law Jerry Potts.

Left to cherish Pete’s memory are her daughter Neva Potts, Quitman; sisters Iwiana Atchley, Houston and Julia Faye Johnson, Quitman; grandson Jeff Potts, West Virginia; grandchildren Jeremy Potts and wife Emily, Oklahoma City, OK; Randi Anderson, Oklahoma City, OK and Gerald Potts, II, West Virginia.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Kirbo, Michael Smith, Tom Bingham, David Johnson, Donal Johnson and Tommy Atchley. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Deuson , Matthew Smith and Ernie Largent

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, American Cancer Society or Liberty United Methodist Church.

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Ms Pete, We always loved seeing her at church. Loved that smile, her hugs and her sense of humor. She liked my handmade earrings, she would say I like those, I would tell her here you go, I can always make more. She will leave a legacy hard to fill for sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your lost Neva.

Ron and Melissa Van Dell Nov 10 2018 12:00 AM

Good bye "sweet" Pete. You could never have too many mom's and you were like one of mine when we were all young. Me, Neva, and Floy were all your girls. I will miss you when I visit Quitman next but hope to see you again some day. In my memories always.

Carolyn Varcados Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM

We will miss you Aunt Pete Thanks for memories when I stayed out there as a little kid at Uncle Johns

Mark (Eddie) Taylor Nov 8 2018 12:00 AM

Ms Pete was my dear friend and I will miss her very much. My heart and prayers go out to Neva and all of her family. I will never forget her. Rest in Peace Ms Pete until we meet again. I love you.

Sally Huffman Nov 8 2018 12:00 AM