Katheryn E. Shanklin, wife of the late Rev. W.W. Shanklin, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Mrs. Katheryn was born March 29, 1918, to George and Myrtle Denton of Gibson County Tennessee. Oldest of five children, she is preceded in death by Malidene Thornell of Memphis, Sybil Walker of Kenton, Lewis Denton of Dyer, and George Denton, Jr. of Dyer and granddaughter, Cathy Maharrey.
She leaves behind her son George L. Shanklin and wife Barbara, grandchildren, Alice Earle, Karen Culley and husband Steve, Kendall Shanklin and wife Renee all of Memphis. Great-grandchildren, Brandon Olmstead and wife Amy, Courtney Schlafer and husband JJ, Alicia Olmstead, David Dickey, Misty Wilston and husband Tommy, Jordan Shanklin and Samantha Shanklin; also seven great-great-grandchildren, Jalen Hall, Hunter Dickey, Tyler Dickey, Kaleigh Wilston, Mikayla Wilston, Sloane Olmstead and Matthew Schlafer.
Mrs. Katheryn was a member of New Bethlehem Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and helping in her church community.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, August 10, with services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, at Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Dyer with Bro. John Coleman officiating. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Katheryn E. Shanklin.