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Obituary for Catherine T. McClaugherty
Catherine Truesdale McClaugherty, 88, of Glade Spring, Virginia, passed away on August 31, 2015 in Little Rock surrounded by her family. She was born September 20, 1926 in Camden, South Carolina to Thomas T. and Susan Emily Brewer Truesdale.
Catherine grew up Rock Hill, SC and attended Winthrop College. She married Frank Shannon McClaugherty on July 23, 1949, in Rock Hill. After living in Front Royal, VA, they relocated to Glade Spring, VA, where Catherine lived and raised her family for over 54 years. She volunteered with the Abingdon Auxiliary Pink Ladies at Johnson Memorial Hospital, served as a Girl Scout Leader, was President of the College Community Club, and was very active in her church, the Old Glade Presbyterian Church in Glade Spring. In 2008 Catherine and Frank moved to Little Rock, AR, to be near her daughter and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Frank. She is survived by her son Thomas McClaugherty, and her daughter Susan Kella and her husband David Kella. She is also survived by four grandchildren and six great grandchildren; Matthew McClaugherty, his wife Julie, daughter Marin; and son Maddox; Andrew Kella, his wife Amanda, and sons Jack and Davis; Ashley Goss, her husband Chad, and daughter Adeline; and Mark Kella, his wife Taylor, and son Hayes. Her quick wit was recognized by all and especially by her grandchildren in the past seven years of living close to them.
A graveside service will be held in Kershaw, South Carolina at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at the Kershaw City Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held in Glade Spring, Virginia at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Old Glade Presbyterian Church on Lee Highway.
Memorials can be made in Catherine’s name to her home church in Glade Spring: Old Glade Presbyterian Church, PO Box 336, Glade Spring, VA 24340.