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Kathleen Mae "Katherine" Steen Cliburn, age 92, of Crystal Springs, passed away on September 18, 2012 at Copiah Living Center. Visitation will be Thursday, September 20 at 9:00 am followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am at Old Hebron Baptist Church, 8691 Highway 42, New Hebron, MS. Bro. Terry Phillips, Pastor and Bro. L. C. Anthony, former Pastor will officiate. Church Music Director, Diann Berry will lead the music. Burial will follow in New Hebron Cemetery in New Hebron. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss is in charge of all arrangements.
Mrs. Cliburn was born in the Bridgeport Community in Simpson County on August 3, 1920 to John and Cora Lee Berry Steen. She attended Bridgeport School. After her marriage, she moved to New Hebron in Lawrence County where she lived until October 2008 when she moved to Copiah Living Center.
While her husband was Missing in Action/Prisoner of War in World War II for over two years, she lived in Crystal Springs with her sister, Laverne Steen Lee, and family, and worked at Bernstein Shirt Factory. After her husband's discharge from the United States Army, she returned to New Hebron and worked many years for New Hebron Manufacturing Company.
Mrs. Cliburn was a member of Old Hebron Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served in other activities. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Ellis Cliburn who died in March 1987.
Survivors are nieces, Joyce Lee Carney of Crystal Springs, and Betty Ruth Steen Harrelson of Brandon; nephew, Don Edward Lee of Crystal Springs; six great-nephews, six great-nieces, and several great-great nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old Hebron Baptist Church, 8691 Highway 42, New Hebron, MS 39140. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.
Saulters-Moore Funeral Home - Prentiss
2714 Columbia Avenue
Prentiss, MS 39474
Published in Clarion Ledger on Sept. 20, 2012