Kathi Sue Townes

July 10, 1958 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 62)


Kathi Sue Townes, 62, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2020 in Timpson, Texas. She was born on July 10, 1958 in Houston, Texas, to the late Herman L. Stephens and Lillian Lidy (Swartz) Stephens. Graveside service will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Carroll Jones officiating.

Visitation will begin 30 minutes prior to graveside service at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Kathi moved to Timpson, Texas and attended Timpson High School where she graduated Class of 1976. She went to Stephen F. Austin State University and received a teaching degree. She met the love of her life, Charles Townes, in a local grocery store and the two were married on December 5, 1981 at Timpson Missionary Baptist Church. They spent over 35 years together before his passing in 2017. Although Kathi had no children of her own, she had many that came through Timpson ISD through the years she spent teaching Kindergarten and Pre-k. She retired from Timpson ISD after more than 20 years of service. She was a very kind, compassionate, tender hearted individual. Those that were blessed to meet her will surely miss her. She enjoyed reading, taking care of her cats, and trying out new restaurants. Kathi loved the Lord and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

She is survived by her brother, Andy Stephens and wife, Jody; sister, Emily Jordan and husband, Bill; niece, Jackie Kolajack Hendricks and husband, Kyle; nephew, Joseph Kolajack and wife, Stephanie; 3 nieces; 5 nephews; 1 great niece; 6 great nephews; special lifelong friend, Frankie Mae and husband, Darrell; and a host of family and friends that will miss her dearly.

Kathi is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Townes; parents, Herman and Lillian Stephens; and sisters, Linda Kolajack and Donna Stephens.





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