Kathleen Smith Gann

Kathleen Smith Gann, of Jefferson City, passed away March 29, 2020 at Jefferson Park Nursing Home after living a wonderful, full, and healthy life. Even after her health began to decline and she lost her vision, Mrs. Gann continued to live with grace and dignity.

Mrs. Gann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was born in Kentucky on January 14, 1922. She graduated from Jo Burns High School and went to work at the Goodyear plant in Clarksville, Tennessee making gas masks for use during WWII.

She married James E. Gann of Jefferson City on June 19, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Gann raised their two daughters in Jefferson City. During that time, she worked alongside her husband at Gann Cafe and then worked for many years at Magnavox.

Mrs. Gann loved church and was a long time member, first at Northside Baptist Church and then later Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City. She especially enjoyed the friendships she had in the Fidelis Sunday school class. As secretary/treasurer of her Sunday School class, Mrs. Gann was faithful to send out birthday, get well or sympathy cards to members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Collier Lee and Inez Wilkins Smith; her husband, James (Jim) E. Gann; brothers, Robert, Joe and Howard Smith; sisters, Roberta Copple and Betty Ruth Byrge; and grandson, Chris Denton.

Mrs. Gann is survived by her sister, Jean Carver; daughters, Sue (MIchael) Minch of Nashville, and Debbie (Ronnie) Lyle of Jefferson City; grandchildren, John Paul (Andrea) Odom and Sarah (John) Harris; great-grandchildren, Justin Denton, Chase Denton, Donovan Forsyth, Ryan Heisser, Fisher Odom, Tripp Harris and Jackson Harris; along with many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held Thursday, April 2, at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Dr. Sonny Strange officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family lovingly asks that memorial donations be sent to Emmanuel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 665, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Please note that the donation is made in memory of Kathleen Gann.

Arrangements byKathleen Smith Gann, of Jefferson City, passed away March 29, 2020 at Jefferson Park Nursing Home after living a wonderful, full, and healthy life. Even after her health began to decline and she lost her vision, Mrs. Gann continued to live with grace and dignity.

Mrs. Gann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She was born in Kentucky on January 14, 1922. She graduated from Jo Burns High School and went to work at the Goodyear plant in Clarksville, Tennessee making gas masks for use during WWII.

She married James E. Gann of Jefferson City on June 19, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Gann raised their two daughters in Jefferson City. During that time, she worked alongside her husband at Gann Cafe and then worked for many years at Magnavox.

Mrs. Gann loved church and was a long time member, first at Northside Baptist Church and then later Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City. She especially enjoyed the friendships she had in the Fidelis Sunday school class. As secretary/treasurer of her Sunday School class, Mrs. Gann was faithful to send out birthday, get well or sympathy cards to members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Collier Lee and Inez Wilkins Smith; her husband, James (Jim) E. Gann; brothers, Robert, Joe and Howard Smith; sisters, Roberta Copple and Betty Ruth Byrge; and grandson, Chris Denton.

Mrs. Gann is survived by her sister, Jean Carver; daughters, Sue (MIchael) Minch of Nashville, and Debbie (Ronnie) Lyle of Jefferson City; grandchildren, John Paul (Andrea) Odom and Sarah (John) Harris; great-grandchildren, Justin Denton, Chase Denton, Donovan Forsyth, Ryan Heisser, Fisher Odom, Tripp Harris and Jackson Harris; along with many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held Thursday, April 2, at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Dr. Sonny Strange officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family lovingly asks that memorial donations be sent to Emmanuel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 665, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Please note that the donation is made in memory of Kathleen Gann.

Arrangements byFielden Funeral Home

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