Kathryn Kathie St. Clair
1940 - 2020
BORN
October 14, 1940
DIED
October 8, 2020
St. Clair

Kathryn

October 14, 1940

October 8, 2020

Kathie was born in Rockford, Illinois and liked to say that she never adjusted to life in the South but she saw herself as a Yankee in a foreign land. She was nothing short of a freedom fighter. She was a woman of integrity and kindness. She led with her heart and her work as a social worker and psychodramatist are legendary. But more than anything, she took pride in her family and her love had no limits. She is survived by her beloved companion of 35 years, Alfred "Buddy" Nance; her daughters, Jennifer Harris and Jordana Anderson; her son-in-law, Robert Anderson and her stepdaughter, Heather Nance. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Julianne Harris.

She leaves behind her grandchildren who she helped raise and who she adored, Kelley Burnette, Jordan Watson, India Younger, Ashley Robinson, Zoe Harris, Daryl "DJ" Jones, Dakota Jones, Aja Nichols, Christopher Nichols, and Ferrah Williams; and her great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Antonio, Kennedy, Casey, Julian, Jeremiah, Joy, Jayla, and Jayda.

We are all heartbroken yet we know that her legacy will never die.

Carpe Diem!

Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020, 1 p.m. at Greater Mt. Zion Church, 1810 Grayson Ave. NW, Roanoke, VA 24017.
Published by Roanoke Times on Oct. 11, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
17
Celebration of Life
1:00p.m.
Greater Mt. Zion Church
1810 Grayson Ave. NW, Roanoke, Virginia
Funeral services provided by:
Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home
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Met Kathie at Lewis Gale Psych Center-such a genuine, centered, funny, really good woman. Enjoyed her sense of humor (sometimes on the dark side) yet she always seemed to know what to say. She cared for and advocated for people-weither colleagues or clients. This universe lost an amazing person. Wishing her family peace and all the love of the universe.
Ellen Buffington
Coworker
October 17, 2020
Seema Raja
October 17, 2020
a loved one
October 17, 2020
I extend my condolences to the family. I met Kathy many tears ago when she taught classes for Radford University in Roanoke. She was genuinely joyful and funny. I also remember that she was an accomplished artist. Peace be with you all. Rest well, Kathy.
Eulah Stuart Price
Acquaintance
October 16, 2020
Kathy, was my student supervisor at the VA hospital when I was in graduate school . I learned so much from her. She was a strong advocate for the patients and was so funny . I have so many fond memories of that time. Please accept my condolences.
Andrea Haley
Coworker
October 16, 2020
Prayers of Comfort and Strength go out to the family.
Gregory Hobson
Friend
October 16, 2020
My condolences to the whole entire family
William Becker
Family
October 16, 2020
a loved one
October 15, 2020
Buddy and Family,

May God be close to you now, for strength and comfort and may His peace overflow in the days to come.

With Deepest Sympathy, Angeline Long Jones
Acquaintance
October 14, 2020
Sympathy gift courtesy of
❤ Hank
October 11, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family. Such a great soul who will truly be missed.
Erika Ramirez
Friend
October 13, 2020
Karin L Shepherd
October 12, 2020
I met Kathie through psychodrama training groups. Her wisdom and humor were unique gifts. She had an important impact on my life as I am sure she had on many. My deepest condolences to Buddy, her family and her friends.
Andy Sisson
October 11, 2020
Kathie was one of the best, if not the best, teachers and psychotherapists, with whom I have had the privilege of working. Her bright and strong spirit, her skill as a psychodramatist and her remarkable way of helping others heal have been gifts to so many others throughout her career. My sympathy to Buddy, Jennifer and Jordana and family. What an incredible woman!
Karen Mayhew
October 11, 2020
We will miss you so much and are grateful for your amazing contributions to the mental health of our community in Roanoke, the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond.
Peggy and Charlie Holland
October 11, 2020
I love you more than life grandma. We have been together since days old and you never let me down. You are my hero. I promise to make you proud. Love your baby girl-Ash.
Ashley Robinson
Family
October 11, 2020
Kathie was my instructor at Radford. After graduating she helped me feel more comfortable doing groups. When I think of how much I loved doing them, I think of her and How she helped. She always had an amusing story was quite a presence in a room. My thoughts to her family and friends on the lost of this one of a kind women!
Sandra Dickey Phillips
October 11, 2020
I fell in love with her the first time I met her. Even though I only knew her briefly, she left a lasting impression that was truly inspirational. I am grateful for the privilege to meet her. I pray for strength and healing for her family.
Bridgette Vest
October 11, 2020
Now Voyager...set the sail. Love Jerry and John
Jerry Carter
October 10, 2020
Jerry Carter
October 10, 2020
Kathie was absolutely unique and she was my dearest friend. Our friendship began in the early 1970s when she called and invited me to a “Christmas Brawl.” I miss you terribly.
Jerry Carter
Friend
October 10, 2020