Katherine Inez Herron VanPelt

November 3, 1956May 22, 2019

Katherine Inez Herron VanPelt, 62, of Statesville, went into eternal rest on Wednesday May 22, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on November 3, 1956 in Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Maggie Herron. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Becky Herron.

Katherine enjoyed her career as a security guard at JC Penny Warehouse for 15 years. She was a faithful member of Ostwalt Baptist Church for 20 years.

Katherine is survived by her daughter, Olivia (Luis) Angel; sister, Martha (Jack) Higdon; grandchildren, Kimberly (James) Kemper and Camila (Casey) Oxentine, and two great-grandchildren Brayden and Lacey.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Ostwalt Baptist Church on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ostwalt Baptist Church, 198 Ostwalt Amity Rd., Troutman, NC 28166.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Katherine VanPelt.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, June 1, 2019


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Kalliopi Leach

May 27, 2019

Kathy was kind and beautiful person, inside and out. She was good to my mother, Barbara Kalogiros, and for that I will be eternally grateful. Her smile was always there, a constant in this world of change. Kimberly always looked forward to her visits from Grandma Kathy! May the many good memories help the hurt some. Praying for you all. It is hard.

Alethea Kalogiros

May 26, 2019

Kathy was a wonderful person. She was always there for Kimberly and a awesome great grandmother to Brayden and Lacie. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

Peggy Harless

May 26, 2019

I met Kathy when she came to Yadkin Valley Baptist Church. I loved her a lot. She was always so friendly and sweet . Prayers for Marty and all the rest of her family. I’m so glad God let me get to know her.