June 25, 1943 - November 14, 2020
Kathreen L. Smith, age 77, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, surrounded by family. Kathie was born on June 25th, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and she was the daughter of the late William and Roberta Lorenz. Her husband, Henry F. Smith, and her sister, Suzanne Lewellyn also preceded her in death. She attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga where she earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Education. At UTC, she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Kathie was a longtime educator in the Cleveland City Schools until her retirement in 1980 at which time she worked along side her husband, Henry F. Smith, becoming an owner/operator of McDonalds Restaurant's. Kathie was a member of the Cleveland Country Club and the Vineyards Country Club in Naples, Florida where she was an avid golfer and where she enjoyed playing tennis. She had the opportunity to play many of the nations top golf courses. She was also a member of the Women's Services League of Cleveland, the Symphony Guild and was one of the first debutants of the Cleveland-Athens Cotillion. Those who were blessed to have known her would say that she was one of the friendliest and sweetest persons one could meet. She never met a stranger! Kathie will be terribly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. She had a heart of gold which is the way she will be remembered by friends and family who she always enjoyed spending time with. Kathie was a devoted and active member of the St. Therese Catholic Church here in Cleveland. Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Dunn (Ken), her grandson, Kameron Dunn all of Cleveland, her sisters, Barbara Shaw (Richard), Mary Vines (Judd), Robbin Oughtred (Chris) all of Cleveland, her brother, David Lorenz (Sloan) and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Mass for Kathie Smith will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 6:30 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church with Father Mike Nolan and Deacon Steve Ratterman officiating. For those who are unable to attend the Funeral Mass it will be live streamed and you can go to www.youtube.com/channel/UCnccdtdRI5NRhOH2tmBRCdKA. You can subscribe to this new channel by clicking the red "Subscribe" button on the right side of the page. You can then click the "Bell" icon and the click "ALL" to receive notifications when we go Live. You can also bookmark the web page by clicking the star on the right side of your web address bar. You can find this information along with pictures showing you what to click on the church's Face Book page. Thank you for your patience during this upgrading process. Entombment will take place immediately following the Mass, in the Church's Cremation Garden. An informal Celebration of Kathie Smith's life for family and friends will be held on her birthday, June 25th 2021 with a location to be named later. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald Charities of Chattanooga, 200 Central, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, or to the COVID-19 Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center by going to mc. vanderbilt.edu or to St. Therese Catholic Church, 900 Clingan Ridge Drive N. W. Cleveland, Tenn. 37312. The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel has charge of the arrangements. You may share your condolences and your memories with the Kathie's family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
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