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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.

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  • Belle,
    I was privileged to have know your mom. She always had a smile on her face when I came in the door. It made me happy when she met baby Jett, she sure made me laugh that day. You helped her live a long full life for sure. I am very sorry for your loss and hope she rests peacefully now with your dad.
    Lisa

  • I worked with Kitty in Operator Services as well as her children, Karl and Belle. My condolences go out to Karl and Belle along with their other family members.

  • Sorry to hear of my longtime Kitty’s passing. She was a very nice lady and a joy to work with. She will be missed.

  • I took care of Kathryn at Brackenville Center. She was a charming woman. I really enjoyed her humor. I wish I had known her longer.
    Rest in peace sweet lady. Patrice

  • I was saddened to learn of my dear friend, Kathryn’s passing. I knew her from working at the telephone company and also with the telephone Pioneers. My only regret is that I had not spent time with her in her last few years. Jim and I enjoyed her fellowship and her laugh which I will always remember.My condolences to the family. I also worked with Karl and I know how much her family meant to her. She often mentioned her daughter and granddaughter.May she rest in peace.

  • My association with the Widdekinds stretches over many years and Kathryn was fortunate to have a loving, supportive family. Condolences to Carl and Victoria whom I knew as a teacher. Kathryn and my association, thru the Delaware Saengerbund, stretched over many years (and Cliff, too). Sincere thoughts to all the family of a wonderful lady.

  • I worked with Kathryn for many years,she was such a lovely and kind lady whom I will never forget.Always had a pleasant personality.So sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with you.