Kathleen Foster Panter, 88, of Pikeville, died on Friday, May 18, 2012 at NHC Health Care of Sequatchie in Dunlap.
Kathleen was born June 30, 1923 in Van Buren County to the late William and Mary Elizabeth Roberts Foster. She was a resident of Bledsoe County (Pikeville) for nearly 80 years where she loved the farm she called home in Panter Bottom. Kathleen was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother and was an excellent seamstress and did beautiful embroidery.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 52 years, Maynard C. Panter; brothers Ed, William, and John Foster; sisters, Evelyn Murez, Violet Rigsby, and Willien Foster.
She is survived by four children, Bettye P. (J. T.) Myers, Pikeville; Martha P. (Charles) Miller, Yorktown, Va.; William C. (Bonnie) Panter, League City, Tex.; and John M. (Mary Grace) Panter, Hixson; eight grandchildren, Ronnie (Tammie) Sapp, Connie (Wayne) Holland, Ken Sapp, Charles IV (Brenda) Miller, Christopher (Kristi) Miller, William, Jr. (Wanda) Miller, Donna (Terry) Villarreal, and Jonathan (Andrea) Panter; 14 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; a very special neighbor and friend Linda Jordan.
A service honoring her life will be on Monday, May 21, at 2 p.m. CDT in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Beach Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway 127 South, Pikeville, Tn.
Visitation will be on Sunday, May 20, from 4-9 p.m. CDT and 9 a.m. until service time on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Crest Fire Dept. 14 SR 101, Pikeville, Tn.