Kathleen Grable, 92

Kathleen "Kate" Grable, 92, Chattanooga, Tenn. passed away on Aug. 28. She was born on June 26, 1921 to the late Oren and Lula Leota Miller in Madison County, Ind.

Kate was the world's best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was an accomplished Avon Sales Representative and won various awards for her gift of connecting with people. She enjoyed crafts, card games, and spending time with her loving family. She remained very active her entire life, involved in Christ United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Good News Sunday School Class, Naomi Circle, Holy Rollers, Quilting Hands-Seeking Hearts, Single Ladies Supper Club and worked at the information desk. She was also a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, the Bethleham Center and was a Gray Lady at Wabash County Hospital. She donated 86 units of blood to the Red Cross. Kate will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Kate is preceded in her passing by her late husband of 48 years, Edward E. Grable; her grandson Mike, and several of her siblings.

She is survived by her son, Ed (Janice)  Titus, Clermont, Fla.; daughters, Beverly K. Ball, Sebring, Fla., Diane (Bill)  Jay, Cleveland, Tenn., and Betty J. Grable, Chattanooga, Tenn.; grandchildren, Alan (Tammie) Jay, Angie Jay, Mark (Cindy) Gray, Mick Gray, Heather (Rob) Slingerland, Nicole (Tom) Jenkins, Melanie Titus, and Amanda (Jacob) Titus; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

A memorial service will take place in Chattanooga, Tenn. at the Christ United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 12. Family will receive friends from 6 p.m - 7 p.m. with a service beginning at 7 p.m.

An inurnment graveside service will take place in Wabash, at the Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 14,  at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in memory of Kate to any of the following organizations: Mike Conley Hospice House, 2100 Oakley Seaver Blvd., Clermont, FL 34711 or online at, the Susan G. Komen Foundation Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, and/or the American Heart Association 1101 Northchase Parkway Marietta, GA, 30067.



Posted on 2013 Sep 06