OBITUARY

Kathleen Marie Smyth

September 23, 1963March 6, 2021

Kathleen M. Smyth, age 57 of Woodbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 6, 2021 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She is proceeded in death by her brother, Peter. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Rosengren; loving children, Eleisha (Tim), Sean (Vicki), Kayla (Zach); grandchildren, Timmy and Isaac; brothers, Mike (Fei), Bernie, Tim (Sarah) and sister, Karri (Jim); nieces, nephews, loving relatives and friends. She was a dedicated 3Mer for 37 years and a faithful servant of the Lord.

Visitation will be Friday March 19th at 10:00 am at Hope Evangelical Free Church, 7910 15th Street N Oakdale, MN 55128. Memorial Service following visitation at 11:00 am. Inurnment at Union Cemetery, Maplewood. Memorials preferred to Hope Evangelical Free Church of Oakdale.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, March 19, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Inurnment

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Steven Merrick

March 28, 2021

I worked with Kathy for most of my 30 year career at 3M. I was shocked to hear of her passing. A bright light extinguished....but she is in a better place. So happy she was a believer.

Kat Walfoort

March 24, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Kathy’s death and have been praying for peace and many great memories. I worked alongside Kathy throughout my 36 years at 3M. She was always so full of joy and looking for ways to help. May your hearts be blessed in the knowledge that she is with her master and we will see her again in glory to share our stories again.

Heidi Iverson

March 19, 2021

Today was a beautiful tribute to the best person I could have ever met and became friends with. Its comforting to know she has / had such a great community of family , friends and faith ! She will be an inspiration to soooo many. I love you Kathy.. in many of your endings with me god is good. Yes he made a strong and un denying caring and lasting soul!

Patricia McBain

March 18, 2021

I have known Katie 30 + years. Your mother bless so many people with her faith and kindness. I have the best memories of her. So sad sad she died so young she had so many years left. I pray that God will grant you the strength to get you through this difficult time ✝️
Love Auntie Pat

Sunday Alabi

March 16, 2021

I worked with Kathy at 3M for a number of years. She was always very helpful in all my interactions, going above and beyond to find solutions for any request "big or small". I’ll always remember her smile as we passed each other while doing our morning laps in the Quad. Kathy is going to be missed. May God grant her soul eternal rest and may God comfort her family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Jackie Griffith

March 14, 2021

Katie was like a sister to us her son my nephew I did daycare for him. We gave her the name Katie because we have a sister Kathy.
She just loved us calling her Katie, As the kids got older Elysha and Sean started Wednesday night religion classes Katie would always make sure my girls went to. She would pick them up on the coldest winter nights bringing my girls to religion.
She was the best mother to her children I have so many wonderful memories of her always loving and caring and smiling.

Mary Shafer

March 12, 2021

I worked with Kathy at 3M for 20 years. We were both secretaries in IT, we had many laughs together , worked hard together and just had a great time. She will surely be missed by all the lives she touched

Angela Sadat Coffey

March 11, 2021

Kathy was the first leader I had the privilege of helping to invite into and train in our Bible Study Fellowship leaders circle. She was so excited to be asked to serve the Lord in this way. Her enthusiasm was contagious; and amidst many changes and shifts going on, she would always meet me with a smile and tell me about how the Lord was growing her and helping her to trust Him in her leadership.

She was always an example of hope and faith, as she modeled and exemplified trusting the sovereignty of the Lord... even into the last days of her life. She has been an inspiration to her fellow small group members in BSF and to many others, as she stood on the firm foundation of God's Word and His Spirit as her strength.

She was a fighter, and though cancer took her body, our gracious Lord, Jesus Christ, has her soul eternally. I'm grateful for the life of this faithful servant of our Lord, and grateful for her grand reception in the arms of her Savior.

Peggy Krump

March 10, 2021

I, too, had the pleasure of working with Kathy for many years. Her positivity, joy and kindness were inspiring. Her love of family and faith were unending. Her friendship is something I will cherish forever. Rest in peace, sweet lady, you are loved and missed.

Peggy Krump
Portland. OR

Stacey Claessens

March 10, 2021

I had the pleasure of interacting with Kath the past 15 years at 3M - and even after I relocated with 3M in 2018, we still kept in touch up until these past several months. I can still here her distinct and energetic voice on the phone, "hey, Stace - it's Kath - how are ya"! I was so sad to learn today that she passed ... she was so proud of her kids and grandkids and lit up anytime she shared anything about her family. Sending prayers of comfort for Kath's whole family ... may she rest in peace.
-Stacey Claessens
Austin, TX

FROM THE FAMILY