Kathleen Barnette Stowe, 94, of Mooresville, N.C., was surrounded by family members as her spirit left her body on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville.
She was born on June 23, 1927, in Iredell County, N.C., to the late Jesse and Chole Karriker Barnette. She married Calvin Stowe on September 30, 1944. When Calvin returned from Germany having been wounded, he and Kathleen made their home in Davidson until 1952, when they and their young children moved to Mooresville. That’s when they joined Fair View United Methodist Church in Mt. Mourne.
Kathleen was hard working and enjoyed canning the vegetables they grew in their garden. Even after being widowed in 1974, she found a way to have a small garden so she could can the vegetables. She worked at Burlington Mills for many years and when she retired, she stayed busy sewing, doing alterations, taking care of others in their homes, and even moved one lady into her home to take care of her. She also babysat her grandchildren and then her great grandchildren. After 1974 she and her friends enjoyed their “girls-night-out” Friday nights for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Coolidge Stowe; sister, Ruby; and brothers, Robert, Harold, and Hubert.
She is survived by her son, Wayne Stowe and wife Vickey, daughter, Joan Hoover and husband Jim; grandchildren, Janus Elliott and husband Tim, Sara Cline and husband Jerry, Sunny Cooke and husband Darin, Donnie Hudspeth and wife Susan; great grandchildren, Kelsey Crabtree and husband Rusty, Mia Elliott, Ella and Lily Hudspeth, Jake Cline, and Clay and Carter Cooke; brother, Jesse and wife Nell; and sister, Shannon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 13, at Fair View United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Nathan Finsel officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 872, Mooresville, NC 28115 or Fair View United Methodist Church, PO Box 27, Mt. Mourne, NC 28123.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Stowe family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.