Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 5, 2014

Jennie Kathryn Mitcham

Jennie Kathryn Mitcham, 90, of Corsicana, left this earth on Friday, May 30, 2014. Her daughters were on either side as she went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She is preceded in death by her parents and by her second husband, Lee A. Mitcham.  

Survivors include her daughters, Ann Parker of Katy, and Gaynelle Newport of Frisco, and son Don Spalding Bone of Lewisville; her granddaughters, Anna Newport Stover, Charissa Newport Smith, Joanna Parker, and Sarah Parker Kippers, grandsons Luke Newport and Ben Newport, great-granddaughters Margaret Newport, Emily Smith, Taylor Stover and Addie Smith, and great-grandsons Noah Parker, Jonah Wiggins, Brady Smith, Henry Jake Stover and Parker Kippers.

Kathie  — or J.K. to her close friends — was born to Rev. Charles Maurice and Ann Spalding in Hillsboro on May 24, 1924, an only child. She lived in several Texas towns as her father pastored Baptist churches in Laredo, Marfa, Gatesville, and Kerrville. Kathie followed her father’s footsteps and attended Baylor University where she served as president of the Alpha Omega girl’s club and received her bachelor of arts in Business.

Kathie and her first husband Dr. Robert Bone made their home in Corsicana.  She volunteered at the hospital as a Pink Lady and served at church in several capacities through the years.  She was a gifted Bible teacher and taught high school girl’s Sunday school class for several years.  Kathie invited the young girls into her home several times, which made such an impact on their lives.  She was very compassionate and interested in the girls in her class individually.  She inspired them to pursue Christian goals in their lives and in future marriages.

The family had a keen interest in missions and hosted missionaries in their home. They spent one summer on a missionary jungle base in Peru where Dr. Bone volunteered as a physician. This made a great impact on their family.  

Kathie Mitcham loved to give to the Lord’s work. She gave to her church faithfully and supported missionaries and various ministries. Her generosity was a blessing to many.

Viewing for Jennie Kathryn will be held at Corley Funeral Home, 418 N. 13th St. Corsicana; visitation with the family is 6 to 8 p.m.  Friday, June 6, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church at 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014. A private family burial will follow in Hillsboro, Texas.  

For those who would like to give a gift in her memory, please send your memorial gift to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Corsicana. Donations can be mailed to:  Child Evangelism Fellowship:  117 W. Mall Drive: Corsicana, TX 75110.

Friends and relatives may visit to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.  


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