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212 W Swannanoa Ave, Liberty, NC

OBITUARY

Mary Kathleen Ward Kivett

February 2, 1922June 1, 2020
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Mary Kathleen Ward Kivett, 98, of Staley went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Kathleen was a graduate of Grays Chapel High School where she was co-captain of the basketball team and honored as “The May Queen”. She worked at Liberty Hosiery until its closing and went on to retire from Ram Tie after many years of service. She was a lifelong member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church where she was very active. She was an avid gardener who especially loved flowers; and enjoyed quilting, cooking, and sewing. Family gatherings where all of her family could be together in one place brought the most joy to her heart. Kathleen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who touched many lives through the years. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She will lie in repose on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home and Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Travis Brock and Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Timothy Pheagin officiating.

She was the daughter of the late Edd Monroe and Mary Johnson Ward and was also preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, James Carl Kivett and her brother, Max Monroe Ward.

Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Paulette Kivett of Staley; sons, James Edward “Eddie” Kivett (Marie) of Independence, VA and Wallace “Wally” Kivett (Pat) of Climax; three grandchildren, Mary Beth Lineberry, Christopher Lee Kivett (Nicole), and Anna Fair (Kevin); and three great-grandchildren, Hunter Kivett, Kaitlyn Kivett and Carleigh Fair.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Please share your thought and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Kivett family.

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  • Hospice of Randolph County

Services

  • Lie in Repose

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020

  • Lie in Repose

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 4, 2020

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Sybil Murray

June 18, 2020

Ah I just found out that Miss Kathleen passed away! I love seeing her smile as I visited my mother at Universal of Ramseur. You could tell she had a loving and sweet spirit. My condolences to the family.

Phyllis Johnson Gaffney

June 4, 2020

Dear Folks, so sorry to hear about Kathleen but expect she was ready. My father, Ray Carl Johnson, was her cousin. My grandfather was Carl Luther Johnson of Melancton who was brother of Kathleen's mother. My mother, Alta Anderson Johnson Curtis, died on April 23 so I understand what a weird and difficult time this is. You are in my thoughts and prayers. phyllis johnson gaffney

Dawn Light

June 2, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I have a lot of memories of Kathleen and your Dad from Sandy Creek. Prayers for comfort.
Dawn Staley Light

Ann Stevenson -Wilcox

June 2, 2020

May each of you know the uplifting love of the Lord at this time. Kathleen will be missed as one of the last elder family members in the Ward family. Our thoughts and prayers.

Wayne and Ann Stevenson-Wilcox
North Stonington, CT

Ronda Sherrill

June 2, 2020

Ms. Kivett stole my heart the first time I met her and "Uncle Jim" at 2 Sisters cafe. James "Eddie" and Ms. Kivett would come and have dinner at 2 Sister when James was with her. He looked so much like my own uncle named James so we started calling him Uncle Jim and Ms. Kivett, nanny. We celebrated birthdays with her and talked about how her and my grandmother were both in their 90s, born 2 years apart. I would sit with her and talk while she had dinner, every chance I could. I will never forget her goodbye hugs and kiss on the cheek. We later had the good fortune of connecting dots and found out nanny had also been eating takeout when she was with her son Wallace or at her daughter, Paulettes. We want you all to know how sorry we are for your loss. You are an amazing family who took care of your mother!! I didn't get to see nanny much at the end of 2018 and then the restaurant closed. I lost touch after that but never forgot this amazing lady and her beautiful family. You are all in my heart and prayers!!

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Biography

Mary Kathleen Ward Kivett, 98, of Staley went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Kathleen was a graduate of Grays Chapel High School where she was co-captain of the basketball team and honored as “The May Queen”. She worked at Liberty Hosiery until its closing and went on to retire from Ram Tie after many years of service. She was a lifelong member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church where she was very active. She was an avid gardener who especially loved flowers; and enjoyed quilting, cooking, and sewing. Family gatherings where all of her family could be together in one place brought the most joy to her heart. Kathleen was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who touched many lives through the years. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She will lie in repose on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Loflin Funeral Home and Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Travis Brock and Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Timothy Pheagin officiating.

She was the daughter of the late Edd Monroe and Mary Johnson Ward and was also preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, James Carl Kivett and her brother, Max Monroe Ward.

Kathleen is survived by her daughter, Paulette Kivett of Staley; sons, James Edward “Eddie” Kivett (Marie) of Independence, VA and Wallace “Wally” Kivett (Pat) of Climax; three grandchildren, Mary Beth Lineberry, Christopher Lee Kivett (Nicole), and Anna Fair (Kevin); and three great-grandchildren, Hunter Kivett, Kaitlyn Kivett and Carleigh Fair.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, 446 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203.

Please share your thought and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Kivett family.