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Kathryn Haskell Smith, 91, passed away peacefully on September 26th, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 10, 1931, and raised in Omaha, NE where she married her high school sweetheart, Homer Smith, in 1952.
Kathy was an elementary school teacher after graduating from the University of Nebraska where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. As a mom she always helped at her daughter’s childhood activities and later in life she served as a reading volunteer.
She was tremendously dedicated and loyal to her family, friends, and church communities. She was one who always made you feel she was happy to see you and cherished the time she spent with you. She loved to sew and knit and made dozens of beautiful handmade items for her family.
As a college football coach’s wife over a span of 42 years, her dedication and support were unsurpassed. She lovingly established 15 beautiful homes in the many moves they made, entertained coaches and players, typed Homer’s books and manuals, and became quite an expert on the game. She loved following her favorite sports teams.
She is predeceased in death by her husband of 59 years, Homer Smith; parents John and Grace Haskell of Omaha; sister Carolyn Hallquist of Omaha; and an infant daughter. She is survived by her daughters Kim (Leamon) Hall, Johns Creek, GA, and Cari (Wayne) Carpenter, Wilbraham, MA; grandchildren Taylor (Natalie) Hall; Shelby (John) Ullman of Grand Rapids, MI; Maddy Carpenter (Seth), Holden, MA; Thomas Carpenter of Wilbraham, MA; great-granddaughter Lindsay Kate Hall; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in Johns Creek, GA at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097; First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa, 800 Greensboro Ave. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401; or Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, in appreciation of Dr. Ajay Tadepalli, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.
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