Kathleen Lynn Balster

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Kathleen Lynn Balster, 63, passed away April 23, 2010, at home in Cumming, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Dec. 18, 1946, to the late Capt. Leonard and Mary Patricia Nearman. A graduate of the University of South Dakota, Kathy married Jim W. Balster in 1969. The most important thing for Kathy was creating a loving home for her family. She also enjoyed her many friends in bridge and book clubs.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Balster; children, Jennifer (Dirk) Graves of Anderson, S.C., Elysia (Roger) Gallivan of Cumming, James Balster of Washington, D.C., Erin Balster and Patrick Balster, both of Atlanta; grandchildren, Rebekah, Daniel, and Aidan Graves, Bridget and Joseph Gallivan; siblings, Maureen Nearman, Stephanie Sluder, Mary Bonanno, Fred Nearman, Michael Nearman.
A vigil service will be held Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be on Friday, April 30, at 11 a.m. Both will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Johns Creek.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Kathy's memory to Winship Cancer Institute's Lung Cancer Program Fund, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Development Office, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Apr. 26 to May 1, 2010