Katherine Lucille Paden

Katherine Lucille Paden, 74, of Rayville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in Richmond.

Visitation is 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 101 N. New Garden Rd., Excelsior Springs. A memorial service follows at 11 a.m.

Katherine was born Sept. 5, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Earl Anderson and the late Laura Gene (Caswell) Cox. She married Charles Edward Paden Aug. 22, 1959, in Rayville.  Charles preceded her in death Oct. 20, 2017.  She was a proud mother of three children.

Katherine was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Excelsior Springs.

Katherine loved spending time with her family. Her number one love was taking part in the worldwide preaching campaign of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She adored Avon products and enjoyed hunting down bargains at garage sales. She was an expert at quilting, crocheting and knitting. Katherine enjoyed playing Yahtzee and was one of the best storytellers. She was an avid reader, and particularly enjoyed reading science fiction. She was known by many for her candy and breadmaking.

She is survived by one son, Charles D. Paden; two daughters, Ruth G. Holt and Carol L. Angelbeck; nine grandchildren, Eric Paden, Charlsey Paden, Shanna Tait, Clint Holt, Katherine Snyder, Brian Angelbeck, Dennis Angelbeck, Justin Angelbeck and Jennifer Aldana; 12 great-grandchildren, Marcus, Zia, Braden, Alyssa, Hunter, August, Ella, Alyssa, Jocelyn, Natalie, Lillian, and Abram; and three sisters, Fran McKinney, Donna Paugh and Lorelei Creason.

Katherine was preceded in death by her brothers, Craig Thurman and Michael Cox.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 101 N. New Garden Rd., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.

Katherine and Charles will be laid to rest together in a private ceremony at Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

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