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SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Kathryn Tucker Windham, a master storyteller and author who was a woman police reporter in a time when there were few, died on Sunday. She was 93.

Dilcy Hilley told The Associated Press that her mother had a variety of illnesses recently and died at her home in Selma.

According to a biography from the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Windham wrote two dozen books, many of them ghost stories. In 1940, she went to work for the Alabama Journal in Montgomery and was one of the first female reporters to cover the police beat on a major daily newspaper in the South.

From the 1950s to early 1970s, she worked for The Selma Times-Journal where she won several awards for her columns and photography.

She also regularly contributed to the segment "All Things Considered" for National Public Radio in the 1980s.

"She was a remarkable woman unlike anyone we will know for a long time," Hilley said.

Windham was born in 1918 to James Wilson Tucker and Helen Gaines Tabb Tucker and grew up in Thomasville.

Trying to gain the respect of police on her beat at the Alabama Journal, she said she went along with them to a ravine where a child's body was recovered.

"When they saw me stay with them on that one, they accepted me," Windham had told the Montgomery Advertiser. "They knew I could do a good job, just like our male reporters."

While working for the Birmingham News in 1946, she met her husband, Amasa Benjamin Windham. They moved to Selma and had three children before his death 10 years later.

A widow needing to make a living, she went to work for the Selma paper. From 1950 to 1966, she penned a locally syndicated newspaper column, "Around Our House," according to an online biography on the Encyclopedia of Alabama.

Between 1985 and 1987, she did her five-minute NPR pieces, mostly about Dixie, in her Southern drawl.

"She was an amazing woman," said her son, Amasa Benjamin Windham Jr.

"She was very much a trailblazer as a female reporter," said Windham Jr., who followed his mother's footsteps and retired several years ago as an editor for the Tuscaloosa News.

Her eight-book series about Jeffrey the "ghost" who lived in their Selma house sold thousands of copies.

Hilley said her mother wrote her own four-line obituary that talked only of her family. She listed who preceded in her in death, including her husband, parents and one daughter, Kathryn Tabb (Kitti) Windham. Besides Hilley and Windham Jr., she is survived by her grandsons, David Windham and Benjamin Hilley, and several nieces and nephews. She asked that memorial contributions be made to the Friends of the Selma Public Library.

About her short life summary, Hilley said, "That's all she would want."

"She was just wonderful person who was on this earth to bring joy to others and she did that with great pleasure," Hilley said.

Her celebrity in Alabama was widespread, including with the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum at Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville.

At Windham's 90th birthday celebration in Selma in 2008, Wayne Flynt, a former Auburn University professor who edits the Encyclopedia of Alabama and researches Southern culture and traditions, described Windham as a unique.

"Some people are important to intellectuals, journalists or politicians, but Kathryn Tucker Windham is probably the only person I know in Alabama who is important to everybody," he said.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press
Published in The Advertiser on Jun. 13, 2011.
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January 4, 2018
Rest in Peace, Ms. Windham. I wish I would've have you known you while you were alive. I love your stories. We share the same sentiment and deep spiritual connection with Alabama's history.
George D
June 19, 2017
Valenda Newell
September 7, 2014
As an Illinois "Yankee", I wasn't aware of Kathryn Tucker Windham during her lifetime. Now, the audio recordings of her wonderful stories bring me great joy. I want very much to eat cornbread (with no sugar in it) with her when I get to heaven. Thanks Kathryn for helping me through some very difficult times.
Kim Hill
June 16, 2014
We have lost the most gentle speaking ghost story teller I had the pleasure to know she was one of a kind
Cathy Gregory butterfly storyteller
April 12, 2013
May u rest in peace
Ashley Palmer
April 12, 2013
I have always been a huge fan of Kathryn Tucker Windham ever since i was 6. And i will never forget the day i met her at the Kentuck Arts Festival in Northport,Al. when i was 13...and amongst being honored to hear one of her wonderful stories and getting her autograph that i will forever treasure.I will always be a true fan of Mrs.Windham's and may her soul rest in peace
Ashley Palmer
July 18, 2012
I was and will always remain her biggest Arkansas fan. Hope to meet her in Glory someday where she can tell me a tale.
Donna Evans
July 18, 2012
The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum
Kathryn Tucker Windham added a taste of "pep in my step" upon our first meeting. My life as been a bit spicier ever since. So glad God let our paths cross.
Deborah Rankins
March 24, 2012
I never met Mrs. Windham, but one of her nieces introduced me to her work about five years ago. I loved it, I've only been able to get one by way of our book store. But my friend Terry Borneman has several that her mother left her, and she loans them to me. We had talked of making a trip to meet her, but Terry's husband got cancer so we never did. That will alway's be my great loss. From what I've been told, Mrs Windham had to have been a person with a wonderful heart. I'm sorry for your loss and for what the world hasalso lost.
Linda Bergstrom
September 19, 2011
I met Ms. Kathryn many years ago at the Young Alabma Banker's Convention at Gulf Shores, Alabama (in the 70's)where she distributed copies of her story about the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham. I think a bank actually printed those for distribution.
I still have my autographed copy. From that meeting, I attended every story telling in Alabama where Kathryn was speaking and teacher conferences, and started attending the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro about ten years ago where she was not only the Matriarch of Storytelling, but the beloved storyteller that everyone wanted to hear over and over. I went to the Methodist Church in Huntsville, AL to hear Katherine and Donald Davis speak only to find out about her fall and illnesses. I will never forget her stories and the wonderful way she had in telling them. The storytelling festival will go on, but will never be the same. I also called to get the Donald David "Remembering Katherine" in the Storytelling Center to find out it was sold out after only six hours. Not surprised. Thanks for the memories. I reread her books often and treasure the wonderful inscriptions she took time to personalize, but my favorite treasure is a post card she mailed me on one of the "Jeffrie cards" to thank me for a picture I gave her last year at Jonesboro. You are a blessed family to have such a special Mom loved by millions. I'm so sorry for your loss, but heaven is certainly rejoicing. Susan
Susan Hinton
September 14, 2011
Ms. Tucker and I had a mutual friend but I did not know her personally. And another fan in here in NE Alabama worshipped the ground she walked on.
I heard her at City Stages in Bham in the late 90's. She was telling a story about a fellow who was known for his" shiftlessness."

My Mother was a big fan of Celestine Sibley. I regret she did not know of or get to read Ms. Windham. They woulda had an instant bond.
Stephen Fox
September 6, 2011
I saw your mother every year I went to the Storytelling festival. She also was a highlight. I just found out about her death today Sept 6. I was saddened to know that I will no longer be able to see her. I can hear her though, as I have several tapes and cd's also her DVD which I love.She was a wonderful, humerous woman. I will miss her on this earth. My 19 yr old daughter Katelyn loved her also. Sincerely LORRAINE mARKIEWICZ GROTTOES VA.
Lorraine Markiewicz
September 2, 2011
I first read "13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffery" in 1991 in the Ashford Elementary library (Ashford, AL). I was in love with reading and ghost stories from then on. She peaked my interest. And I wish I could have thanked her for that. When my girls are old enough this will be one of the first books I buy them. My oldest already shows a love for all things spooky and supernatural. I can't wait to share Mrs. Windham's charming southern ghost stories with them. She will live on in my girls.
Stephanie Newby
August 18, 2011
Kathryn mesmerized me last year in Jonesborough, TN, at Storytelling. I'm grateful I got to hear her and I can only imagine the stories she is telling now!
Lois Andrews
July 31, 2011
Storytelling will never be quite the same without her. She will be dearly missed.
Linda Stackpole
June 27, 2011
Ms. Windham lived and died as she told...with honesty, love and laughter for and with all. She will be missed, personally...but, her stories will live on forever.
Jimmy Dockery
June 27, 2011
She influenced our lives in so many ways through her stories. We heard her many times and always took away new insights and memories. She was truly "twice blessed," as she liked to say - she was happy, and she knew it! She made us happy, too, and we will miss her.
Sarah DeYoung
June 25, 2011
One new years day I was in Selma and my sister and I had lunch with her.We had black eyed peas ,corn bread and cookies.Really enjoyed visiting with her.
Naomi Coley
June 24, 2011
Anyone fortunate enough to have met and known Kathryn was changed forever.
David L
June 21, 2011
What a beautiful spirit she was. Blessings of peace to the family and to Charlie - her dear friend.
Susan Spight
June 21, 2011
Mrs. Windham was a great storyteller. We'd an opportunity to meet with her when she visited montgomery in 2008 at Huntingdon College. Since then we've relocated to India. My son Arjun enjoys reading her stories. We will miss her dearly.
Jyothi Hookens, India
June 20, 2011
Ron Joullian
June 20, 2011
Mrs. Windham was a wonderful storyteller. She will certainly be missed. I wonder who Jeffrey will hang out with now?
Marie M
June 19, 2011
We are so sorry for the loss of such a treasure! Our prayers and love go out to her family in this time of sorrow. To know her is to love her. I had the pleasure of meeting her at my elementary school when I was a child and found her to be truly gifted and captivating, Our lives were all truly richer for having crossed paths with this remarkable woman. May her family find God's comfort through their loss.
Karen Ellsworth
June 19, 2011
My mother, Ethel McKee, was Mrs. Windham's roommate at Huntington College.
Mother always spoke so fondly of her.
Holly Hartley Gardner
Atlanta, Georgia
Holly Gardner
June 19, 2011
i have all her books i love her she wil bel missed in. thomasville alabama. my prayers r with. the family. god bless each of. u.
june tucker
June 19, 2011
When on a social visit with Chip Cooper at her lovely Selma home almost 10 years ago, Kathryn gave me a blue bottle to start a "tree" in my own back yard; and shared w/us the gorgeous casket custom fabricated (but in storage) for when "her time" arrived. Her life was a open testament, so worth rereading. -David Nelson
Dr. David Nelson
June 19, 2011
A lifetime of memories reading her fabulous ghost stories as a child then enjoying tall tales at the storytelling festival in Selma with my children. Ms. Windham is and always will be my favorite Alabama author and folk hero. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. She will live forever in our hearts.
Liz Prosch
June 19, 2011
Mrs. Windham and Jeffrey have been a part of our family's life since the mid 1970's, when she (and Jeffrey) visited Houston Academy in Dothan. Both my son, Rob, and daughter, Patricia, continue to be on the look-out for Jeffrey's friends. (And they've discovered several!) Our thoughts and prayers are with you now Ben, Susan, and family during your time of loss.
Paula D. Malone
June 19, 2011
I was fortunate enough to hear Kathryn Tucker Windham many times. Our state is immeasurably richer because of her many talents and her generosity in sharing them. What I treasure most, however, is remembering how she took time to talk to the children and to treat them as though they were valuable and precious individuals.

She will be greatly missed.
Frances Johnson
June 19, 2011
Alabama has lost a notable and a very remarkable women. A women full of interesting stories and tales about the South. Her books about Southern Ghost was some of my favorite reading as a child and as well into my adult years. I am glad that I had the opportunity to have met her on several occasions. On one of those occasion I learned that she and I had a common mutual friend. This friend was a very close and dear friend to my family. He also performed my marriage to my wife not to long before his death. She told me a very funny story about him on a date they had during their high school days. The way she describe him and his actions sounded very much like him. I am glad she allowed me to record that personal story to tape. So, all play their hair combs "I'll Fly Away" strong and loudly in celebration of her life as she had wished. My condolences to her family, she will be greatly missed.
Tim Carr
June 19, 2011
Thank you, Kathryn Tucker Windham for the wonderful stories that you shared over the years. I always looked forward to your story telling appearances. I think your books are among the most widely read in any school library in Alabama. You will be missed.
Marilyn Wells
June 19, 2011
Ben and Susan, thinking of you and your family at your loss.
Margie Christian
June 19, 2011
Ben, Susan, and Family,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Although I never met Ms. Windham, I feel that I lost a family member.
Darryl Hardin
June 19, 2011
This great story teller and sweet lady will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

What sweet memories she leaves behind.
Virginia Hudgins
June 19, 2011
I am one of the millions of Kathryn Tucker Windham fans. My greatest memories of her in person are from the summer reading activities I attended several times in the nineties at Samford. I well remember her story of the time Selma was trying to restore its good name and somehow accidentally chose a phoney couple to be their honored guests for a weekend. Her personality and the way she could spin a yarn, whether real or made-up, made her a legend right here in our own state. I hope there are many videos out there for children who will never know her personally to enjoy.
Judy Smith
June 19, 2011
Dilcey and Ben, I am so saddened by the loss of your mom for you, myself and our state. I loved her dearly and her letter to me and her books are among my most treasured possessions. I will continue to remember you in my prayers as you grieve her loss but I know that you are very aware of where she is and that she is at perfect peace. May the Lord Bless you all.

Yvonne Hess Jones
June 18, 2011
My family had the pleasure of hearing Mrs. Windham speak a few years ago in Troy. We truly enjoyed her stories. We were privileged to have had a brief conversation with her at the hotel before she left to return home. She was truly an amazing woman and touched many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Susan Holmes
June 18, 2011
Condolences to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you as you cope with your loss.
June 18, 2011
To theWindham family may God bless you at this time of need.
Reba Nelson
June 18, 2011

She was a gentle and kind person and it
was a pleasure to have met her at the Williamsburg Storytelling Festival.
Dot Shipley
June 17, 2011
Jonesboro TN will not be the same without her stories in October. She is a treasure that will be missed by all.
C George
June 17, 2011
My mother in law was a Media specialist who had ALL of her books and used to read the ghost stories to the grandchildren every Halloween.
I now have 'custody' of these treasured works, along with a Georgia cookbook which she wrote.
And, my husband is also named 'Jeffrey'!
Rene Neville
June 17, 2011
The world has lost a great woman. She was one of the very best storytellers and had such a sweet spirit. Our grown children remember her well visiting their schools and all the times they heard her were special. She will be greatly missed by so many.
James & Patty Stewart
June 17, 2011
Having KTW entertain me on my way to work every friday made it TGIF. I felt like she was present and part of my friendship circle. She came to a Camp Bluebird for our Tuscaloosa cancer surviors many yrs ago and remained our most talked about guest. Laughter is good medicine and she knew how to live well and LONG. Thanx for sharing mom with us. Cheryl, Hospice of West Alabama, Tuscaloosa
June 16, 2011
Oh, I'm so sorry. What a terrible loss to the storytelling world. I loved to listen to her tell stories, and was able to see her many times in Jonesborough, TN at the National Story-telling Festival. Kathryn touched so many people's lives with her stories. May God Bless her family and loved ones.. I will never forget the sweet spirit she had...
Mary Johnson
June 16, 2011
Mrs. Windham was an absolute joy to listen to. I heard her stories several times at the Jonesborough, TN National Storytelling Festival and at the Paramount Theater in Bristol, TN. When I read her books, I can hear her voice as though she is reading them aloud. She was an inspiration to everyone. She truly represents a life well-lived. Your family will be in my prayers in the days to come.
Melita Denton
June 16, 2011
Ms. Kathryn was an entertaining icon. She had a marvelous gift of gab as well as writing. Her personality will be missed forever, but her amazing spirit lives on! The Stroud Family
Ann Strou
June 16, 2011
June 16, 2011
I met Kathryn in the late 1960's when I was visiting Selma with my husband Glenn. It was Market Day and she came walking down the sidewalk towards us. She had such a presence. She and Jeffrey had visited our home in Georgia, and Jeffrey had the lights go out for a short time. He was fooling with us. We wrote each other through the years, and my grandsons got to meet her about a year ago. She was truly a gracious lady who made life so much more pleasant for everyone around her. I will miss her very much. I'm hoping Jeffrey and the Tin Man will be alright with her gone.
June 16, 2011
I loved reading the ghost stories by Kathryn and it had been one of my goals to meet her. I meet her two years ago at Montgomery's Alabama Book Festival. It was a treat and she will be missed. To her family she was a treasurer and I will remember her and continue to read and reread her books. She was also an inspiration.
Joyce Harris-Stokes
June 16, 2011
To the family of Kathryn Tucker Windham, you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved one. Our heavenly Father is with you, and He will revive your spirit and crush heart-Isaiah 57:15. (Erma L. Davis, Park Forest, IL.)
June 16, 2011
God has such loving concern for the bereaved Ps.146:5,9.
June 16, 2011
Please accept my condolences to your family. Story telling is an inspiring thing, a great learning tool. As parent reading is a hallmark to treasure. I hope that your memories will soften the pain. Our living creator tell us Psalm 147:3 "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, and binding their painful spots."
K. Henderson
June 15, 2011
I always enjoyed the stories Mrs. Windham told and the many shows she did for Alabama Public Television. She will be missed.
L. S. Jones
June 15, 2011
I am so very sorry to learn of Miss Windham's death. I am now living in Ohio and I have one of her books in my home. I often take it out to read her familiar stories of Alabama. I can "hear" her sweet Southern voice as I read each of her stories. From the time that I was a little girl, Miss Windham inspired me to always remember where I came from. In my Ohio home,which was built in 1891, I often feel the spirt of our resident ghost, Margaret. She, like Jeffory, is a kind ghost. Every time I hear something that I can not explain I think "well, it is just Margaret--she's a lot like Jeffory," and I can feel comforted. I know Miss Windham's spirt will continue to live in the imaginations of many generations to come. To the family, I am so very sorry of your loss.
Charla oden
June 15, 2011
Not just Alabama, but America itself has lost a treasure. I was blessed to meet, talk to, and get an autograph from her at the 2009 Athens Story Telling Festival. She lived as the epitome of Southern charm and grace. Her video "Kathryn: the Story of a Teller" is one of my most prized possessions. How I wish all of my students could have met her and listened to her weave her story-telling magic. Miss Kathryn, rest in peace.
Donald Layman
June 15, 2011
What a treasure! I was so blessed to experience Kathryn's stories on numerous occasions. She had us laughing and crying. She encouraged us all to get in touch with our own personal stories and share them. I feel as though I've lost a very dear friend.
Marie Carlisle
June 15, 2011
Thank you, Mrs. Windham, for all that you gave us. You were truly the modern day Joel Chandler Harris with your beloved stories of the South. We will all miss your smile and your love.
Prayers for you and your family, from a Den Chief of your Cub Scout/Den Mother days.
Jamie Smith
June 15, 2011
Dr Lillie Thompson
June 15, 2011
We enjoyed her story telling and she brought a lot of joy to many lives through her work. She will be missed.
Matt & Jennie Ledford
June 15, 2011
I am very lucky to have heard Kathryn Tucker Windham several times in San Diego and Jonesborough, TN at the National Festival. I loved her stories and her original style. She was really a treasurer, down to earth, modest and friendly. I feel very fortunate to have heard her tell her wonderful stories. My sincere sympathy to her family and friends.
Dave Watters
June 14, 2011
Haiku for Kathryn Windham:

Spirited lady,
gentle, feisty, loving one;
please save us a seat.
Russell Mays
June 14, 2011
What a brilliant and wonderful woman. We will truly miss her at the Storytelling Festival in October. Rest in Peace Ms. Kathryn. We love you.
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Matyok, Greensboro, NC
June 14, 2011
I am a student at the University of Alabama and I was lucky enough to direct a documentary on professional storytelling that Mr.s Windham was kind enough to do the primary interview for. We only were allowed to spend an hour with Mrs. Windham, but it was a particularly insightful hour that led to a lot of reflection. She seemed to be suffering from the typical ailments of her age, but when she spoke, it was with a poignancy and clarity that showcased the vastness of her intellect, the brilliance of her wit, and the warmth of her heart. She was a national treasure and she will be missed.
Daniel Owen
June 14, 2011
Ms Kathryn was a distant relative of mine. She spoke at the University of West Alabama in 2005 when I graduated from Nursing School and I spoke to her there. I remember her speech vividly. She was encouraging and uplifting. She was always a great speaker and storyteller. She will truly be missed by everyone.
Misty Weekley
June 14, 2011
Kathryn Tucker Windham was kind enough to come to my fourth grade class at the Montgomery Academy, many years ago and entertain us with her wonderful stories. She was a very gracious lady and will be missed by many people.
Anne Mcvay Davis
June 14, 2011
She was your family but she gave of herself to the people of Alabama and the nation who followed her on NPR. She will be missed greatly.
Patty Thompson
June 14, 2011
Kathryn was an amazing woman, she would start telling her stories and it would transport you back to childhood sitting at the feet of a loved grandmother or aunt. I loved her sense of humor, her smile the next gathering in Jonesborough in Oct. will be missing a huge piece.
Debbie Hippler
June 14, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
June 14, 2011
I am a 17yr volunteer of the National Storytelling Festival and attended every performance she gave. I always said that when Ms Kathryn passed away I would feel as if I had lost a member of my family and I do. She was the kindest soul that I have ever met and my life is richer for having known her. My sincere condolences to her family...we share in your loss...the angels are listening to her stories now.
Juanita Wockenfuss
June 14, 2011
Your eloquence transported me to the joys of my youth. I too will miss your voice.
Jim H. Davis
Golden, MS
June 14, 2011
Kathryn Windham was an amazing lady with a wonderful gift of storytelling. I served on the Azalea Storytelling Festival committee in LaGrange, Georgia for several years and had the pleasure of hearing Kathryn share stories in her special way. My son and several of my nieces attended the festival and adored Kathryn and her stories and are proud owners of several of her books. She definitely made the world a better place.
Joyce Hillyer Nowakowski
June 14, 2011
I had the honor and privilege of meeting Mrs. Windham when I was a little girl. I loved her books, and my great-aunt took me to her home to visit with her and Jeffrey. The visit with Mrs. Windham made quite an impression on me, and I left that day believing in the power of the written word AND in Jeffrey. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with Mrs. Windham. I am so sorry to hear of her death. Please know she will always live on through her books, and through the impact she made on so many lives. God bless you Mrs. Windham. I hope you have a safe trip home.
Alicia LaMont
June 14, 2011
I will miss her and her voice.
Pamela Blackwell-Nwonye
June 14, 2011
Ben and family, so sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you as this time. She was truly a great lady.
Wanda Larson
June 14, 2011
Kathryn Tucker Windham was my mentor and friend for more than 55 years. She was my Sunday School teacher at Church Street Methodist. Imagine a group of normally unruly teenagers completely spellbound by stories of the Bible!
All will miss her...but no one more than Jeffrey and Kathryn's beloved neighbor, the Tin Man.
Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Glenn Smith
Sylvania, Alabama
Glenn Smith
June 14, 2011
God bless you, dear woman. Prayers to your family.
Jane Dowling
June 14, 2011
Katheryn Windham was a true southern lady. Her stories were woven with wisdom, humor, and great love. She reminded us of what is important in life. She will be tremendously missed.
Kevin and Kim Pruitt
June 14, 2011
I have many fond memories reading Mrs.Windham's books to my sons and my grandsons.I truly enjoyed them myself. Condolences to her family. She will be missed,a true Southern lady.
Martha White-Hall
June 14, 2011
I feel that I have lost a dear friend, I love her ghost stories.
Diane McKinstry
June 14, 2011
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Scott passing....... We know death is something that plagues mankind of all races and ages
June 14, 2011
Truly Mrs. Windham loved life. I suspect she is in heaven now telling everyone about it.

Peace and blessings to her loved ones and all that knew her.
Laura Prince
June 14, 2011
My wife and I feel as if we knew Kathryn Windham personally, and when we would see her at the NATS festival, she was always just that friendly. We have our own fond memories of experiences there that often included her. Next time I see a buzzard flap his wings, I'll think of that wave as a farewell to a great storyteller!
Bob & Rachel Simmons
June 14, 2011
Rest in peace Ms. Windham. You will be remembered fondly. Condolences to your family and friends.
Theresa Hall
June 14, 2011
My lifelong love for ghost stories began with Kathryn Tucker Windham's Thirteen Tennessee Ghosts and Jeffrey. I still remember insisting on checking that book out every time I could find it on the shelves at the public library. I loved her stories and still think fondly of those summer nights scaring myself silly with one of her books. My most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
Diana Staresinic-Deane
June 13, 2011
She brought joy to many readers. We will never forget her.
Karla McGowan
June 13, 2011
To the the family of Kathryn Windham - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
R Golay
June 13, 2011
I saw Mrs. Windham at a storytelling festival in Jonesboro TN some few yers ago. She was my favorite storyteller. She was witty, funny, serious and an articulate speaker. I could listen to her tell of her life for hours. She was so pleasant to listen to. She will be missed I am sure of it for years to come Madelyn Cunningham Tennessee
Madelyn Cunningham
June 13, 2011
Mrs. Windam was the first person to donate to a budding charity called the Freedom Chess Academy, eleven years ago. Her kind note and twenty dollars went long way toward giving me hope continue with my endeavor. I have read and listened to her stories for many years. I hope to sit by Mrs. Windom and share her, stories in heaven, some glad day.
Rose Marie Stutts
June 13, 2011
I have been a fan of Mrs. Windham for many years and privilleged to have attended a storytelling at Wallace State in Hanceville. She was an amazing lady who was a true trailblazer. Our state has lost one of it's greatest treasures.
June 13, 2011
What a sweet Southern Lady. A true lady of the South. I could just listen to her voice all day long. As a retired school librarian, I can tell you that her stories of Jeffrey got my students to read and think! Her books are a treasure! Mrs. Windham - you were 'one of a kind' that we shall not see again for a long time. Thank you for sharing yourself with us for so many years! Oh what wonderful memories you have left behind with us!!!!!
Cathy Bland
June 13, 2011
I adored Mrs. Windham and her work. Whenever she was close enough for me to go and listen t her stories, I would just sit there mesmerized and delighted. I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Lynn Collins
June 13, 2011
We will miss you dear lady. Rest in peace.
Cindy Parrott
June 13, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 13, 2011
The Jonesborough TN colors of autumn couldn't hold a candle to the brilliance that Kathryn brought to her stories. We were transported, having that comfortable front porch, rocking chair feeling, while listening to her sweet southern voice. We will miss her.
Luther & Linda Wrisley
June 13, 2011
I never met Mrs. Windham, but I knew her through her wonderful tales. We have lost a treasure.
Donna Holcomb
June 13, 2011
Our state has lost a great lady. I first heard about her from Mr. David Perkins from Anniston,AL when I was a little girl. One of his stories was published in one of her books. Everyone loved her Jeffrey stories and she will be missed. May she rest in peace and may God bless her family during this time.
Wanda Kirkland-Sanders
June 13, 2011
I grew up reading her books and loved Jeffrey. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Kate Campbell
June 13, 2011
My husband and I so enjoyed listening to your mother at the storytelling festival in Williamsburg; she brought her characters to life. I am glad to know that she has published books, and will look them up. May God bless you.
Mandi Dirksen
June 13, 2011
Kathryn Tucker Windham's stories inspired me to read as a child and I have passed on the wonderful stories of Jeffrey to my son and will to my daughter. She was a true legend.
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