Katherine Barkley Short, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in the Hospice Care Center.
She was a member of Wesley Chapel Christian Community Church for 60 years. She was also a member of the Choir and Calendar Organizer Ministry. Katherine served on the Tenant Activity Associate Committee.
She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Wayne Short; and brother, Jessie Barkley. Survivors include her daughter, Mamie Jean Phinzey; sons, Leroy Short, Jerry Short, Frank Wilburn, and John Wilburn, all of Chattanooga; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Sam Looney of Guntersville, AL; sister, Lucy Rutherford of Detroit, MI; cousin, John Edmonson; special friend, Carolyn Thomas; a host of nephews, nieces; cousins; other relatives and friends.
She will lie in state on Tuesday, July 9, at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel with Pastor Brenda Benn as the eulogist. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.