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1 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Duncan - Family

“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...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: American Cancer Fund - NJ

“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...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: American Cancer Fund - NJ

“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....Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Ray and Jill Farley and family

“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...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Debbie Barber - Wallace, NC

“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! ”
6 of 41 | Posted by: Donna Wilson - Magnolia, NC

“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....Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Sonny & Liza DeVane - Argyle, TX

“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...Read More »
8 of 41 | Posted by: Willa Brown - Wallace, NC

“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 ”
9 of 41 | Posted by: Julia Merridew - England - niece

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10 of 41 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Tilma Kelly - NC

“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 ”
11 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Duncan - England - neice

“I am just so very, very sorry. ”
12 of 41 | Posted by: Jase Reber - Chesapeake, VA

“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...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Janus Pratt - Rose Hill, NC

“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...Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Lisa Mote - Wallace, NC

“So sorry for your loss. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 41 | Posted by: Harry and Diane Teachey - willard, NC

“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. ...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Sandra Walsh - Riegelwood, NC

“A wonderful lady I've known for years.Will be grately missed. Keeping the family in my thoughts & prayers. ”
17 of 41 | Posted by: Jeff Moore - Harrells, NC

“I am so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family! ”
18 of 41 | Posted by: Brooks Ingram - Warsaw, NC

“Our Thoughts & Prayers are with the DeVane Family at this most difficult time. So Sorry for your Loss. ”
19 of 41 | Posted by: Doug & Sharon Hardison

“Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. So Sorry for your Loss. ”
20 of 41 | Posted by: Doug & Sharon Hardison

“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,...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: Beth Smith

“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...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Janice Carter - wallace,nc, NC

“Sorry for your loss. ”
23 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Russ Walsak - Kelly, NC

“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...Read More »
24 of 41 | Posted by: Tracy Alphin - clinton, NC

“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...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Duncan - England - neice

“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)...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Kaycee Price - Rose Hill, NC

“She was one of the nicest sweetest people I have ever met. R.I.P ”
27 of 41 | Posted by: Joyce Teachey - teachey, NC

“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!!! ”
28 of 41 | Posted by: kim pridgen - kelly, NC

“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 ”
29 of 41 | Posted by: Julia Merridew - England - Niece

“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...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Heather Ratliff - Wallace, NC

“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...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Betty Blanton - Wallace, NC

“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...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: faye whaley - Wallace, NC

“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...Read More »
33 of 41 | Posted by: DeeDee Byrnes - Wilmington, NC

“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...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Carrie, Taylor & Payton Hewett - NC

“God Bless ”
35 of 41 | Posted by: Don Baker - Greenville, NC

“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...Read More »
36 of 41 | Posted by: Don Baker - Greenville, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless! ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: Marolyn Brock - Wallace, NC

“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...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: Frank Murray - Rose Hill, NC

“Missy and Ellie we are so very sorry for your loss! Please know that we are sending love and prayers to you both! ”
39 of 41 | Posted by: Toni, Billy , Bailey, Madi and Emma Giddeons - NC

“Love is everlasting...may you find comfort in knowing others care. ”
40 of 41 | Posted by: Jan Peterson - Clinton, NC

“Missy&Ellie, we are thinking of you and know we love you! ”
41 of 41 | Posted by: Joey & Rita Brinkley - Teachey, NC


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.