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Kathleen D. Taliaferro

Norfolk - Kathleen Doyle Taliaferro, age 98, died peacefully on January 21, 2014 in the home of her daughter and son- in- law Martha and Pat Thrasher.

Kitty was predeceased by her husband, Dr. William L. Taliaferro and her granddaughter Ruth Morgan Thrasher. She is survived by her children William L. Taliaferro, Jr., his wife Sarah; Mary Ann Wentzel, her husband Arleigh; Nina Taliaferro, her husband Frank Kukula; and Martha Thrasher, her husband Dr. Patrick Thrasher. She is also survived by her grandchildren William Thrasher, Robert Thrasher, Leah Taliaferro, William L. Taliaferro, III and her two great grandchildren Mason and Hunter Savage. She also leaves behind her friend and companion Barbara Jean Bass. Kitty was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Norfolk, Va. She was a graduate of Maury High School and St. Vincent De Paul School of Nursing, class of 1937. Her passion for learning, her service to others (teaching reading at the Norfolk City Jail), her travels (riding an elephant in India at age 83), her openness to new ideas were all part of her adventurous spirit. She continued to grow with the change of times and circumstances, surrounding herself with a diverse group of friends. "I do not know what to expect, but I expect love from here to eternity." James Carroll

Services and internment are private. The family will be receiving friends Saturday, February 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home of Martha and Pat Thrasher, 7408 Millbrook Rd., Norfolk, Va. 23505.

Memorial donations can be made to The Catholic Worker, 1321 West 38th St., Norfolk, Va. 23508 or to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 388, Norfolk, VA. 23501. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at hdoliver.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Jan. 26, 2014
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