Mrs. Katherine L. Allen

Katherine Allen Katherine Louise Allen, 51, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 27, 2010. She was a graduate of Brainerd High School; she worked at House of Pets for 27 years. Kathy was a member of Forrest Avenue United Methodist Church. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. With an overwhelming sense of loss, she will be deeply missed by us all. Kathy had a tireless love for animals and leaves behind several 4- legged friends. She was also an extreme Miami Dolphins fan. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Allen, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Pope. Survivors include her best friend, Eunice Leckey, daughter, Sabrina (Greg) Chapman with grandchildren Ali, Landon, Laura Chapman, Charley (Justin) Hill with great grandchild, Emmie; mother, Nancy (Sidney, deceased) Leever; father, William “Bill” (Pat) Allen; brothers, David (Gale), Stan, Mark (Charlotte) Allen; several nephews and nieces as well as great nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 30, 2010 at the North Chapel with Rev. Barry Kidwell officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, August 29, 2010 and on Monday from noon until the time of the service at the North Chapel. Please share your thoughts and memories at In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mary Ellen Locher Breast Cancer Center. Arrangements are made by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florsit, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343.


  • Funeral Service Monday, August 30, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mrs. Katherine L. Allen

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Debbie Rodriguez

September 1, 2010

You still had that winning smile I always remembered. Heaven has a beautiful new light

August 31, 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Kathy's. Always such a fun loving girl with a ready smile. Your family is in my prayers. Debbbie (Goldberg) Rodriguez

Tim & Karen Blalock

August 30, 2010

You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Tim & Karen Blalock

Bill Thornbury

August 29, 2010

I will truly miss my friend Kathy. I've known Kathy for over 25 years and we worked together many years ago at the House of Pets. I moved away, but Kathy and I always stayed in touch. When I moved back to the Chattanooga area from Nashville, we resumed and strengthened our friendship even more. My heartfelt condolences go out to Kathy's family and Eunice.

LeeAnn Stewart

August 29, 2010

God Bless you and your family, Stan. I can't believe how much yall looked alike. You're in my heart...I'm so sorry. :-(

Karen Quinton Rushing

August 28, 2010

So sorry to hear this. Many fond memories from growing up with Kathy in the neighborhood. My condolences to you all.

Mitzi Webb

August 28, 2010

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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