Kathryn Marie Smith

May 5, 1924 - May 29, 2009
Kathryn Marie Smith


Kathryn Marie Smith, 85, of Wilmington died Friday May 29, 2009 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Katiedid is survived by her loving Niece Nancy Stoner and husband Joe of Wilmington; nephew James Stryker and wife Cookie of Fort Worth, TX.; special great niece Sue Benjamin of Williamsport, PA.

The family would like to give special thanks to Cynthia Johnson; Diane Edwards and Becky Saffo for their love and support given to the family during this time.

Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Carolina Canines P.O Box 12643 Wilmington, NC 28405.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403.910.791.9099


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  • May 31, 2009
    Marilyn and Kent Costen says:
    Nancy and Joes - We hope you have great comfort knowing your Aunt Katheryn is now pain free and watching over all. Our sincere condolences to you both.

  • June 02, 2009
    Joe says:
    I have many memories of Aunt Katie. We Know she was an independent lady and had a mind of her own. But that is what made her a lovable Aunt Katie. I will never forget all the times we took her to the Amish farms for flowers. She loved seeing all the little Amish boys and girls. Also I will always remember our trips taking her to the farmers market and then stopping on the way home for chicken pot pie. She made every trip an adventure!!! Nancy, I know those 9 days in the hospice center were hard on you, but we know we stayed with her every minute, day and night, of those 9 days until God reached down and took her home. As we hold her, she is now with Uncle Carl, Pop and Gram, her sister and her brother and with Inky.

  • June 03, 2009
    Becky says:
    dear nanc: i will miss all the wonderful stories you have told over the years about aunt katie. my favorite is when she saw hannah for the first time and said, "did'nt that dog use to be black?" you and joe brought her into your home, your life and your hearts. and in the end gave her the most important thing of all... a family to call her own. her and bunker are probably fishing or hunting together right now. and at the end of the day, bunker is right beside her on the couch. and like i always said "i want to be just like her, when i grow up." thinking of you, becky

  • June 03, 2009
    besty says:
    dear joe and nanc, thank you for letting katie help out with the envelopes. she did an amazing job! i will miss her around the office. but will remember her always...especially whenever i have a milkshake. you can call me...besty

  • June 03, 2009
    emily lane says:
    dear mrs. nancy; i hope that aunt katie knows that i am still "dancing with the stars!" and that she will always be watching me from heaven up above hip-hop girl, emily ann