Katherine Wolverton, 92, of Bay, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at her home with her daughters by her side. She had lived in Bay since 1983, moving here from Chicago, Illinois and was a member of the Bay First Baptist Church. Katherine was the treasurer of the Bay Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wolverton; daughters, Kay and Kathy; brothers, Mike Ryan and Steve Ryan.
Survivors include her sons, Steve Wolverton (Josie) of Kalamozoo, Michigan; Ray Wolverton (angie) West Chicago, Illinois; daughters, Brenda Hendrixson, Mary Banks, and Nancy DeBock all of Bay; Clara Cooper (Tom) of Sugar Grove, Illinois; brother, Pat Ryan (Louise) of Trumann; sisters Marie Maghee of Memphis, Helen Seefers (Bo) and Rita Simmons of Jonesboro; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 2, 2013 at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Danny Taylor officiating. Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois. Emerson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign an online guestbook go to emersonfuneralhome.com. For lasting memorials please consider the First Baptist Church, P O Box 190, 200 Central Avenue, Bay, AR 72411.