Katherine B. Barkley

November 25, 1935April 28, 2013

Katherine Browder Barkley, 77, a lifelong Montgomery resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 28, surrounded by her family at Merry Wood Lodge, after a 14 year battle with Alzheimer’s. Kathy was a strong woman of God who loved her family and was active in her church. She was a talented painter, pianist, and seamstress; a gifted athlete who loved swimming, bowling, roller skating, tennis and water skiing; and an avid traveler. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and helping others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vergie and Lois Browder, and her brother, Buddy Browder. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Tony Barkley; her children, Julie Browning and her husband Dale, of Wetumpka; Mel Barkley and his wife Jane, of Montgomery; Toni Beth Vines and her husband Jay, of Pensacola, Florida; and Mark Barkley and his wife Carolyn, of Hoover; grandson Adam Barkley, his wife Vicky and their children Alexis and Morgan Fray and Addyson; grandson Justin Barkley, his wife Melissa and their children Owen, Willow and Josie; grandson Drew Barkley, his wife Ashleigh and their daughter Margaret Leigh; grandsons Nicolas Martin and Reese Vines; granddaughter Rachel Archer, her husband Chandler and son Jackson; granddaughter Erin Ryser and her husband Joe; granddaughters Kadee Vines, Dr. Jordin Barkley and Emily Martin; her sisters, Mary Glenn Cocergine, of Sparks, Nevada, and Tina McInnis, of Montgomery; and her brother, Charles Browder, of Cecil. The family will receive visitors Tuesday night, April 30, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m., also at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, with Rev. Walter Albritton officiating. Pall bearers will be her grandsons and Clint Browning, Chandler Archer and John Larry McDougal.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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May 4, 2013

John P Hansen

Trina Rodgers

May 3, 2013

You guys were such a blessing to me and my family when I was pianist at Asbury Methodist Church. It was such a great suprise that your Niece Holly married my nephew Aaron. Mrs. Kathy will be missed dearly.

Laura Emfinger

May 2, 2013


How sorry I am to hear about the passing of your mother. My heart goes out to all of you. Please know that I am keeping you and the family in my prayers.

Peggy P. Darby

May 1, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for the family of a special person who is absent from here but present with the Lord.

Lee & Lynn Gray

May 1, 2013

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Jim Savage

April 30, 2013

Dear Tony and all the Barkley family, Please know you are in the hearts and prayers of the people from Riverchase UMC. You guys are well loved here in Riverchase. Praying for you, Jim Savage and the Riverchase family.

Susan Gentry Polizzi

April 30, 2013

Cathy will be missed. We love you & will miss you.

April 30, 2013

Tony,our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Stokes and Myrl Faulkner

Nakeliaa Ricks

April 30, 2013

Ms. Kathy and Browder family as always been a part of my family. My mother has worked for the family for years and was always loved by all. I will keep the family especially Mr. tony in my thoughts and prayers.. From the Ricks family

April 30, 2013

Bill and Janet Patty, Wiil, Ben & Jack
So sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers