Kathryn N. Widdekind
December 2, 1920 - August 23, 2018
Kathryn N. Widdekind, of Christiana, DE and formerly of Delaware City, DE, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018, surrounded by her loving family after enjoying a long life of 97 years.
Born in Atlanta, GA, on December 2, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Clifford J. and Mabel M. (Holley) Nash and was raised in Jacksonville, FL. Kathryn proudly began her career as an operator with the Telephone Company. During WWII, she worked as a teletype operator and retired as a supervisor with Bell Atlantic after a long career.
Kathryn was a devout Christian and a longtime member of Christ Episcopal Church. She was also a longtime member of the Delaware Saengerbund and participated in the Ladies and Singers. Kathryn loved the time spent with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and her pet parrot.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford C. Widdekind and sister, Abbe Wilson. She is survived by her children, Karl C. Widdekind of Newark and Kathryn Belle Lawrence (Paul) of Christiana; grandchildren, Victoria and Luke Widdekind; and niece, Gayle Phillips.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am, on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on the same day at Christ Episcopal Church, 222 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, 19706. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathryn’s name to Christ Episcopal Church at the address listed above.