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Kathryn LeCates

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Kathryn K. LeCates

LAUREL — Kathryn Klatt LeCates of Laurel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home Sunday, June 10, 2012.

Kathryn was born Aug. 22, 1921, in Laurel to the late Rudolph Sr. and Nellie Gertrude Klatt.

Mrs. LeCates graduated from Laurel High School Class of 1938, and then from Goldy Business School in Wilmington. She was employed by the DuPont Co. in Seaford, The Monsanto Co. in Dayton, Ohio, and retired from the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in 1983, after 23 years of service, where she was the director of medical records. She was an accredited medical records technician.

Kathryn was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, where she was a teacher in the youth department for 35 years. She also was superintendent of the youth department and served as a board member.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons and their wives, David and Ellen LeCates of Laurel and Donald and Nancy LeCates of Bethel; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Monte Towers of Laurel; three grandchildren, Robert LeCates of Laurel, Tracy Towers Childs of Manassas, Va., and Tory Towers of Frederick, Md; five great-grandchildren also survive her, Robbie, Gregory and Erik LeCates of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Lily and Ashton of Frederick; and a brother and his wife, Bryant and Hilda Klatt of Laurel.

Her husband of 58 years, Franklin M. LeCates, preceded her in death, along with her siblings, Frances Klatt and Rudolph Klatt Jr.

A graveside service will be held in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel on Friday at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mrs. LeCates' name to Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 28315 Seaford Road, Laurel, Del. 19956.

Arrangements are in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

Published in The Daily Times on July 12, 2012
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