Kathryn DeWitt McCormick

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Kathryn McCormick was born August 17, 1936 and passed away May 30, 2020.

Kathryn is survived by her children, Allen Rials; Don Rials and wife Beverly; Kathy Rials Ellzey; Karen Sepulvado and husband Pat; and Kristy Steele and husband Bobby. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jeremy Fullerton; Donya Tatum and husband Chet; Jennifer Fullerton; Kimberly Rials; Melanie Brannam; Kenn Steele; Marissa Ross and husband Austin; and McKenzie Steele. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by husbands, James Rials and Kenneth “Kenny” McCormick; parents, Aubrey “A.A” and Lealis DeWitt; brothers, Willard DeWitt, Aubrey Lee “Bud” DeWitt; daughter-in-law, Karen Rials; son-in-law, David Ellzey; and granddaughter, Karla Sepulvado.

Kathryn married James Rials in 1954 and had three children. After his unexpected passing, Kathryn married Kenny McCormick in 1967 and they had two daughters. She served as the First Baptist Church secretary for over 15 years, church pianist for over 50 years, and as a church hostess for many years as well. She loved playing cards, but especially playing canasta “with Aunt Duffy’s rules.” Very few could stump her at Trivial Pursuit, Jeopardy, or Scrabble. She also loved finding new recipes to make for the family and was a stellar cook. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, and loved her family immensely. She enjoyed living in Zwolle, partially because of the tamales, but also because she truly believed that the best people in the world live here.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Sabine Retirement & Rehabilitation Center, as well as, heart-felt love and gratitude to friend/caregiver Doris Stewart.

Services will be conducted by Warren Meadows Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Zwolle. The funeral will be officiated by Reverends Jerry Penfield and Marty Williams. Internment will be at St. John’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Many.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Zwolle First Baptist Church Mission Fund (P. O Box 488 Zwolle, La 71486) or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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