OBITUARY

Kathleen Marie Dalton

Passed away on March 29, 2019

Kathleen Marie Dalton April 18, 1948 – March 29, 2019

On the morning of March 29th, Kathy peacefully joined our Creator. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio to her parents Edgar and Hallie Dalton. She is preceded in death by her brother, James Edgar Dalton and her sister, Sylvia Ann Gibson.

Kathy will be deeply missed by her children, Sherry Loney Avery, Jay Loney, Jr and Jennifer Loney Walton; grandchildren, Sommer Avery, C.J. Avery, Daniel Avery, Andrew Beilfuss, Asher Loney, Madelyn Walton and Craig Walton; her significant other, Elliot Hollingsworth; niece, Teresa Dalton Stout, and many other nieces and nephews.

Kathy graduated from UNCW with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She nurtured the Wilmington area for over 40 years with her loving and caring personality. Her bountiful love for her children, grandchildren, pets, friends and her patients was endless. She had a deep passion for tennis, church, music, singing, dancing and cooking. She enjoyed spending time with her Chillicothe girlfriends, playing bridge with the Golden Girls, dancing with the Cape Fear Shag Club and being a devoted member of Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church. She was young at heart and fearless of death as she knew her final destination is the glorious home she longed for.

Memorial service will be on Thursday, April 4th at 1:00PM. Myrtle Grove Presbyterian Church 800 Piner Road Wilmington NC 28409 Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Katy Cox Smith

April 18, 2019

Kathy was my cousin. (Her mom and my dad were siblings.) She used to come from Chillicothe to visit us in Indianapolis. She was a couple of years older than me and seemed so grown up in comparison. We had lost touch but recently reconnected through FB. Sherry, Jay, and Jennifer: I am so sorry to learn that you have lost your sweet mother.

Joan Kaiser

April 2, 2019

Kathy was a dear friend who never failed to put a smile on my face or make me laugh. I am deeply shocked about her too soon passing and the sadness she has placed on all our hearts. Kathy was my tennis friend for years and my partner for many of them. We always had fun, win or lose. It occurs to me that passed tennis ladies, Nadia, Nancy and Mary Jo now have a 4th for a really good match.
Condolences, love and prayers.
Joan Kaiser

Cheryl Hoffman

April 2, 2019

Kathy and I were great friends in high school and continued that friendship through our adult lives when we met up again in Wilmington. Kathy I will miss you but we will stay close and communicate thru our matching butterflies! Until we meet again♥️

Frances Lanier

April 2, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Kathy years back at NewHanover medical center . Our paths crossed again at a client's home on Wednesday March 27 2019 . I will always remember that beautiful smile of hers .my Heart aches for Kathy's Friends and Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Frances Lanier

Donnie Davis

April 1, 2019

Kathy was a very special lady and a friend to many! I met her many years ago while at a shagging event. We have laughed and cried many times throughout the years together. Her hugs meant so much to me when I needed one and the same for her. She had a contagious laugh like none other and a very calm demeanor and way of expressing herself. I will truly miss you my dear friend of many years.
RIP!
Until we meet again....
Prayers for her family and loved ones for comfort and strength.

Donnie Davis

Marie Cooke

April 1, 2019

Kathy was a part of our ladies Friday tennis at Echo Farms for many years. She was such a nice lady & we shared many good, happy times on the court as well as Echo ladies birthday lunches. We will miss her beautiful smile and sweet demure! Prayers and special thoughts go to her family.
Marie Cooke

Cynthia Scully Godwin

April 1, 2019

I will always remember Kathy with a smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes ! Such a lovely lady ..... I was lucky enough to work with her on a clinical research trial while she was at PPD. The study took us to South Beach Miami for a meeting - what fun we had - work hard - laugh a lot ! Kathy was immensely proud of her children/family and spoke of them often with much love. Rest in peace my friend .
God Bless you and your family.
Cindy

Bonnie Rhodes

March 31, 2019

It is with sweetness and kindness I remember Kathy. She was such an adorable person Our paths crossed because of friends and dance.

Sending prayers to her family for peace and comfort during this difficult loss

Until we meet again, keep that sweet smile and keep dancing.

Bonnie

Ida Harris

March 31, 2019

Mrs. Kathy was a wonderful nurse to one of my Homeinstead clients. Beautiful smile.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY