Kathleen Merridew Devane

  • Born: September 5, 1944
  • Died: March 24, 2015
  • Location: Wallace, North Carolina

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401 W Main St
Wallace, NC 28466

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Tel. (910) 285-3309

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mrs. Kathleen Merridew Devane, age 70 of Wallace, NC, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, NC. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Haw Bluff Baptist Church in Ivanhoe, NC conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Johnson, Rev. Richard Wade and Rev. Steve Gasque. Burial will follow at Haw Bluff Cemetery.
She is survived by her son Gary Devane and wife Rhonda of Wallace, NC, her daughter, Michelle Casteen of Wallace, NC, her grandson, Wesley Devane of Wallace, NC, her two granddaughters, Lauren Devane of Wallace, NC and Ellen Casteen of Wallace, NC, her brother, Fred Merridew of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, her sister-in-law, Janet Merridew of Corfu Greece and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kathy was born on September 5, 1944 in London, England to the late Fredirick and Naomi Farley Merridew and was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Wesley Devane and two brothers, Ronald Merridew and Collin Merridew and a sister, Maureen Merridew.
Kathy loved gardening and cooking. She loved going to ballgames and especially loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.
Casketbearers will be Gene Devane, Steve Devane, Andy Devane, Kevin Devane, Jonathan Devane and John Van Ouwerkerk.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Kathy's memory to American Cancer Society PO Box 7262 Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
To sign the guest book, go to www.padgettfuneralhome.com.
A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Remembered everyday x x

Posted by Karen Duncan - Family   March 23, 2017

The staff of the American Cancer Fund® at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Kathleen's passing. We have just received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.

Posted by American Cancer Fund - Hillsborough, NJ   April 17, 2015

The staff of the American Cancer Fund® at www.AmericanCancerFund.org is sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We have just received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.

Posted by American Cancer Fund - Hillsborough, NJ   April 09, 2015

We are very saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. Although we hadn't seen each other for years, she always made us welcome when they lived in England. We had fun christmas's together and laughed a lot! You will be missed by all. God bless Kathryn xx

Posted by Ray and Jill Farley and family - Kent England - Cousin   March 31, 2015

Gary, Rhonda, Missy and family I was so sad to learn of your loss. Kathy was an encourager to me. I first met her at Spanky's Cleaners and she has been special ever since. I will miss seeing her around town. God bless and keep you all.

Posted by Debbie Barber - Wallace, NC - Friend   March 30, 2015

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cathy was a very special person to a lot of people. We are all blessed with very special memories!

Posted by Donna Wilson - Magnolia, NC - Friend   March 28, 2015

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Missy, Gary, Rhonda & family, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Aunt Kathy was such a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by many. May your memories turn your sadness to smiles in the coming days. We love you and wish we could have been there today.

Posted by Sonny & Liza DeVane - Argyle, TX - Cousin   March 28, 2015

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I am so sorry to learn of your loss. You and your family are most certainly in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a lovely woman who was obviously proud of her children and grandchildren. I wish I had magic words to make you feel better and ease your pain. Please take comfort in knowing that as she looked after you here on Earth she shall also be your special guardian angel in Heaven.

Posted by Willa Brown - Wallace, NC - friend   March 28, 2015

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Thinking of you all today. I hope all the love with help you through today and the coming weeks. Lots of love and hugs xxxxx

Posted by Julia Merridew - England - niece   March 28, 2015

Posted by Mr. and Mrs. Tilma Kelly - Wallace, NC - Friends   March 28, 2015

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thinking of you all today and always x x x Aunty Kathy will be with us forever in our hearts and thoughts x love to you all x x

Posted by Karen Duncan - England - neice   March 28, 2015

I am just so very, very sorry.

Posted by Jase Reber - Chesapeake, VA - Friend   March 28, 2015

Out thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be truly be missed at the basketball games but she will still be with us in spirit. WRH Girls Basketball Team

Posted by Janus Pratt - Rose Hill, NC - Friends   March 28, 2015

I remember seeing Mrs. Devane at the ballgames and she was always so excited. My heart goes out to the family with prayers. May God envelope you all in His tender care.

Posted by Lisa Mote - Wallace, NC   March 27, 2015

So sorry for your loss. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Harry and Diane Teachey - willard, NC - friends   March 26, 2015

I met your mom when your dad brought her to Rowan when they got married at Haw Bluff. She was the most beautiful bride and had such a sweet spirit. I sung at their wedding. I saw her a few years ago and she was just as beautiful and sweet as she was when I first met her. God bless each of you at this sad time.
Sandra Horrell Walsh

Posted by Sandra Walsh - Riegelwood, NC - Friend   March 26, 2015

A wonderful lady I've known for years.Will be grately missed. Keeping the family in my thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Jeff Moore - Harrells, NC - Friend   March 26, 2015

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I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family!

Posted by Brooks Ingram - Warsaw, NC - Friend   March 26, 2015

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with the DeVane Family at this most difficult time. So Sorry for your Loss.

Posted by Doug & Sharon Hardison    March 26, 2015

Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. So Sorry for your Loss.

Posted by Doug & Sharon Hardison    March 26, 2015

Missy and Ellie,
We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We are keeping you and the rest of your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Henry, Beth, Conner and Cole Smith

Posted by Beth Smith    March 26, 2015

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Missy,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was absolutely one of the sweetest, funniest people I have met in a long time. I pray for God's strength and healing for your entire family during this heartbreaking time. I love you very much. So does Thane(your secret little man!)

Love,
Janice

Posted by Janice Carter - wallace,nc, NC - close friend   March 26, 2015

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Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kathy Russ Walsak - Kelly, NC - Cousin/friend   March 26, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Kathleen Devane . Untimely as it may seem their are no mistakes that she is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Tracy Alphin - clinton, NC - friend   March 26, 2015

To all our family in America our heart goes out to you x love and hugs to you all x x I have some lovely memories of aunt Kathy and uncle Carroll and our times all together x memories will help you get through this sad time remember the happy times you all spent together and the love and strength that you all have passed on to you through your parents x x they are both looking after you now x x x

Posted by Karen Duncan - England - neice   March 25, 2015

So shocked & saddened by the loss of Mrs. Kathy! We all enjoyed her, her sweet & friendly personality, & her weekly updates of Ellen's (WRH bulldogs) ballgames, at the wellness center and will miss her so so much!! We loved discussing ballgames, & of course that famous accent!! Prayers for all of the family and she did love her family...especially her grandbabies, which she talked about(& bragged on) all the time!! She also made my little girl the most beautiful & girly socks, several times, without even knowing her, & without expecting anything in return!! RIP Mrs. Kathy, an awesome person all around and a bulldog for life!!

Posted by Kaycee Price - Rose Hill, NC - Friend   March 25, 2015

She was one of the nicest sweetest people I have ever met. R.I.P

Posted by Joyce Teachey - teachey, NC - friend   March 25, 2015

Aunt Kathy will be missed so much. It won't be the same not seeing her at the DeVane get togethers anymore, we love you aunt Kathy!!!

Posted by kim pridgen - kelly, NC - great niece   March 25, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Such a shock and so sad. Sending lots of love to you all. Aunt Kath - I love you xxx

Posted by Julia Merridew - England - Niece   March 25, 2015

What a wonderful woman and terrific aunt! Always so full of joy and would make you laugh in an instant! Sending love to all of the family. Aunt Kathy, you will be missed, but I so glad you get to see Uncle Wesley again! Love you!

Posted by Heather Ratliff - Wallace, NC - Niece   March 25, 2015

To each of you who are special to us in your own way, we offer our heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Kathy. Reflect in your sweeter memories of her, and especially, remember she was enjoying a softball game when God called her home. There couldn't be a sweeter mama & grandmamma! We care & know the love we fill you up with right now through our Heaven Father's Grace.
Love, Pete & Betty Blanton, & Mark Myers

Posted by Betty Blanton - Wallace, NC - friend   March 25, 2015

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My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please know that this is not a final goodbye, but a "see you later" ... we will all be reunited one sweet day in the not too distant future.

Posted by faye whaley - Wallace, NC - friend of family   March 25, 2015

Gary, Missy, Rhonda, Wesley, Lauren and Ellie, we want you to know that we are so sorry to hear about Aunt Kathy's passing, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Aunt Kathy very much and can't believe that she is no longer with us, her family and friends have lost a wonderful woman. We Love You Guys, Aunt Vera, DeeDee, David and Alex

Posted by DeeDee Byrnes - Wilmington, NC - niece   March 25, 2015

My heart goes out to all of you guys!! She will definitely be missed by many and she will forever hold a special place in the heart of any that knew her. Mrs. Kathy was one of a kind and I am truly blessed to have had the honor of knowing her. I am praying that you find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love you DeVane Family!

Posted by Carrie, Taylor & Payton Hewett - Wallace, NC   March 25, 2015

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God Bless

Posted by Don Baker - Greenville, NC   March 25, 2015

A wonderful woman and always a smile she was a friend and will never be forgotten. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of loss. May God Bless you all and hold you close to his heart in this time of loss.

Posted by Don Baker - Greenville, NC   March 25, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!

Posted by Marolyn Brock - Wallace, NC - Friend   March 25, 2015

Such a wonderful lady. I also loved talking to her. I know she is with Jesus and my prayer is that Jesus will give to comfort. I love you guy's and please give me a call if I can help you with anything.

Posted by Frank Murray - Rose Hill, NC - Friend   March 25, 2015

Missy and Ellie we are so very sorry for your loss! Please know that we are sending love and prayers to you both!

Posted by Toni, Billy , Bailey, Madi and Emma Giddeons - Wallace, NC - friends   March 25, 2015

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Love is everlasting...may you find comfort in knowing others care.

Posted by Jan Peterson - Clinton, NC   March 25, 2015

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Missy&Ellie, we are thinking of you and know we love you!

Posted by Joey & Rita Brinkley - Teachey, NC - Friend   March 25, 2015