Kathleen ‘Katie’ Grable
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Kathleen “Kate” Grable, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

She was born on June 26, 1921, to the late Oren and Lula Leota Miller in Madison County, Ind., and spent the first 80 years of life in Wabash.

She was the world’s best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

She was an accomplished Avon sales representative and won various awards for her gift of connecting with people. She enjoyed crafts, card games, and spending time with her loving family.

She remained very active her entire life, involved in Christ United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Good News Sunday school class, Naomi Circle, Holy Rollers, Quilting Hands-Seeking Hearts, Single Ladies Supper Club and worked at the information desk.

She was also a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, the Bethlehem Center and was a Gray Lady at Wabash County Hospital. She donated 86 units of blood to the Red Cross.

She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Edward E. Grable; her grandson Mike; and several of her siblings.

She is survived by her son, Ed Titus (Janice) of Clermont, Fla.; daughters: Beverly K. Ball of Sebring, Fla., Diane S. Jay (Bill) of Cleveland, and Betty J. Grable of Chattanooga; grandchildren: Alan Jay (Tammie), Angie Jay, Mark Gray (Cindy), Mick Gray, Heather Slingerland (Rob), Nicole Jenkins (Tom), Melanie Titus, and Amanda Titus (Jacob); 10 and a half great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held in Chattanooga, at the Christ United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. with a service beginning at 7.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made in memory of Kate to any of the following organizations: Mike Conley Hospice House, 2100 Oakley Seaver Blvd., Clermont, FL 34711 or online at https://donate.cshospice.org/, the Susan G. Komen Foundation Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309, and/or the American Heart Association 1101 Northchase Parkway Marietta, GA, 30067.

Arrangements are under the care of Cary Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home in Florida.