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Mary Kathryn Smith

February 8, 1943 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Mary Kathryn Smith Obituary

Mary Kathryn Smith, age 80 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 07, 2024.

Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana on February 08, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Quitman & Anna Elizabeth Cordy Brown. Mary Kathryn was retired from Sears where she worked as a Credit Specialist. She enjoyed spending precious time with her family and friends and loved them more than anything. In her spare time, Mary Kathryn also loved to read.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald E. Brown & brother-in-law, Howard Knopp.

Survivors include her daughter & son-law, Donna M. & Rich Groemminger of Clarkesville, GA; brothers & sisters-in-law, Oscar Junior & Aline Brown, Robert J. & Connie Brown, Lee Roy & Lisa Brown, Tom Brown; sisters & brother-in-law, Carolyn Knopp, Ann & Alan Thompson; all of Indiana; grandchildren, Brittney & Ryan Scott of Winder, GA; Jason & Melonie Singleton of Monroe, GA; great-grandchild, Ryley Scott; several nieces, nephews, & her Georgia family.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

An online guest registry is available for the Smith family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com

Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

“My Mean Mom”

When I was a child and also a teen

I thought my mother was very mean.

To me she just didn’t have a clue

What a child should be allowed to do.

She made the rules and I had to obey.

She felt all these things had to be done her way,

For she was the parent and obviously

Felt an awesome responsibility.

Eat wholesome meals, get a good night’s sleep ~

These were two of her rules I had to keep.

While some of the kids ran around having fun

If I had any chores, they had to be done.

My whereabouts she wanted to know;

There were many places I couldn’t go.

In school she expected I’d study and learn;

Good grades were something I had to earn.

How swiftly have the years all gone

And my viewpoint changed as I have grown.

Now I can understand and see

My “mean” mother knew what was best for me!

“Mother’s like mine make a difference.”

By: Helen Bush

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