In Memory

Catherine Lee Clarke (Cloninger)

DALLAS-Mrs. Catherine Lee "Kitte" Cloninger, age 71, of Ratchford Road in Dallas, died on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.
Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hardin with the Reverend Jonathan Schnibben officiating. 

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the church.

Kitte was born July 5, 1946, in York County, South Carolina, to Catherine McCarter Clarke and the late William John "W.J." Clarke. 

She attended Erskine College and received her undergraduate degree and continued her education at Winthrop University where she received her Master's Degree in Library Science. She was a retired educator having worked at Henderson County Public Schools and Gaston Public Schools. 

After retiring, she continued her teaching career working at Gaston College with the ESL Program and the GED program at Gaston County Correctional Facility. Kitte was also a missionary serving in Pakistan during the early part of the 1970s.

She is survived by her husband, Roy M. Cloninger of the home; one son, William Roy Cloninger of Dallas, mother, Catherine M. Clarke of Clover, South Carolina; one brother, Rhett Clarke and wife Carla of Clover, South Carolina; one sister, Sheri Clarke of Flat Rock; ten nieces and nephews and seventeen great nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Cemetery Endowment Fund, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and 531 Hardin Road, Dallas, NC 28034 or to the Cemetery Endowment Fund, Crowders Creek ARP Church, 207 Crowder's Creek Road, Gastonia, NC 28052.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Cloninger family,

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01/11/18 04:30 PM #1    

Wanda Jane Hyer (McCraw)

I just saw Kitte last year at Courtland Terrace -- she was visiting a relative and so was I.  I kept looking at her and knew that I knew her -- and then I realized who she was and we talked for a few minutes.  I remember her in classes.  She was a sweet person.

01/17/18 06:07 PM #2    

Martha McPhail

I wish Kitte had joined us at reunions,I would have enjoyed talking with her. She and I both worked as librarians, lived overseas, and may have had more in common. It does seem she had a wonderful, full life. She has gone too soon, as several of our class also have. I hope her family knows classmates send their sympathy.

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