February 26, 1919 ~ January 10, 2013

Born in: Canton, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Kathryne Wilson DeLoach, 93, of Bear Creek Road, Malvern Hills, Asheville, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Born February 26, 1919 in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Ada Baity Wilson. She was married May 27, 1939 to Henry Oscar DeLoach, who predeceased her on September 3, 1997. Kathryne was also preceded in death by her brother Harry W. Wilson, Jr. and sisters Jean Duckett and Mary Alice Rhodes. She worked at Asheville's Ivey's Department Store for 18 years in the china department. She was a former member of the Rhododendron Garden Club and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was active with the Sprinkle Bible Class and the Women's Society until her last day. Kathryne DeLoach was a beautiful woman who was so loved by her family for her many gifts of love to them. She was a wonderful mother, an enthusiastic gardener, an excellent cook and an outstanding homemaker. Kathryne was an example of graciousness, loyalty, and service throughout her long life. She is survived by her three children, Harry O. "Bo" DeLoach and his wife Patti of Spartanburg, SC; Connie DeLoach York of Atlanta, GA, and William R. "Bill" DeLoach and wife Lou of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Shannon DeLoach Collins and husband Mark of Charlotte, NC, Meghan DeLoach Young and husband Chris of Bluffton, SC Joseph Earl (Jay) York and wife Erika of Atlanta; Wilson David (Wil) York of Atlanta, Anna Kathryne Sink and husband Matthew of Winston-Salem, NC and William Graham DeLoach of Brevard, NC; and four great-grandchildren, Macall Aileen, Brynn Kathryne, Hudson Jack and Addia Faith Collins, all of Charlotte. The Rev. Rodney H. Hagans Jr. will conduct a memorial service at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Asheville. Interment in Green Hills Cemetery will be private. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. My Aunt Kathryne was the definition of kindness, grace AND determination when life called for it. She was a ‘lady’ in every sense of the word and I know Heaven rejoices at her arrival along with all her family who went before her! She was so special to me!

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  2. Connie, Bill, Bo and family,

    Words seem totally inadequate at a time like this. Trinity has lost another angel, but guess heaven gained one.

    Your mother was one of the most gentile, kind, and gracious ladies I have ever known. She always was there with a smile, a kind word, an act of kindness. Our home church has been hit hard with the deaths of some of her finest congregants…I think there have been 8 in the last year alone, including my Mom and Dad.

    Your Mom and mine had birthdays a day apart…they always remembered each other with cards and calls. Mom’s is the 25th.

    It is tough when we are bereft of both parents and we suddenly become the ‘older’ generation. Don’t know about you, but I liked it much better the other way!

    Please know that others care and share in your loss and find comfort in the promises make for us at the resurrection that we will see our loved ones again.

    Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

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  3. ‘Bo’ and family my sincerest sympathy and condolences in the recent loss of your Mother and Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all..

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  4. Bo,

    We were so sorry to hear about your mother. I was so fond of her. She was such a graceful woman.

    We will keep you, Patti, and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love always,

    Amy and John

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  5. DeLoach Family, I am so sorry to hear of Katherine’s death. I remember her from Ivey’s and also, she and my Mother, Georgetta Baity Kyle were lst cousins. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  6. Katheryne was an inspiration and an example to us all. We have often talked how she lived life to the fullest, and was sharp as a tack, mentally and physically. She visited shut ins, and was a caring loving person. She will be missed at Trinity United Methodist Church.

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  7. Bill, Connie, Bo and all Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Katherine will always be remembered by all who knew her for all of her endless acts of kindness.I knew her for being the other Mom just down the road. As much trouble as I could manage to muster up with Bill, Katherine was there to defuse our antics. She was a dear friend to my family. I remember her being there for us when we had challenging times A truly good person. I will never forget her even voice, calming the storm.
    She has indeed a place in Heaven. Her love will never be forgotten.
    God bless all of you.
    Greg

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  8. Harry, I saw your mom’s obit in the paper this morning and want you to know you have my heart felt sympathy. Sooner or later we all experience this type of travail. Just remember you have many friends standing with you at times like this.

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  9. Connie: sad to read about the loss of your Mother. Lost my Dad in 2009 and my Mom in 2011. Losing our parents is very hard, it seems that time of our lives. In the past few weeks, Jennifer McIntosh lost her Mom, yours and Kay and Wayne Campbell over the weekend. Condolences to your family. Susan Maney Andrew

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  10. My mother (Eva Miller) and I thought the world of Kathryn. She was one of the true southern ladies. She will be missed very much!

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