Katie Lee Kale

Published 10:54 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

Katie Lee Kale

June 5, 2018

Katie Lee Kale, 83, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

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The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at West Bainbridge United Methodist Church with Max Bryant officiating.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Mitch Inlow, Tyler Inlow, Eric Inlow, Kyle Odom, Ed Robinson, Rick Kale and Steve Williams serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Katie Lee Love was born August 23, 1934, in Colquitt, Ga., the daughter of Jeff and Betty Pate Love. She was a graduate of Miller County High School and worked with Department of Family and Children Services until her retirement. Katie was married to Sam A. Kale who preceded her in death. She was a member of West Bainbridge United Methodist Church.

“Miss Katie” was quite a character. She never met a stranger, especially after working thirty years at DFACS. She enjoyed traveling, listening to country and southern gospel music, and crafts. “Miss Katie” loved to volunteer at Vacation Bible School helping with the cooking and the crafts. She could cook most anything but is known for her biscuits and sausage gravy. Though she gave up her time to do things with other people, “Miss Katie” could always squeeze in a fishing trip especially if her sister or Al, Jr. had the tackle box ready.

Survivors include her sister, Ruthie Shellman of Augusta, Ga.; her grandchildren, Cara Kale Lynn and her husband, Jeff, and Al Kale, Jr. and his wife, Brittany, all of Bainbridge; and her great-grandchildren, Carson, Preston, Maci, Kaylee and Tripp. In addition to her parents and her husband, “Miss Katie” was preceded in death by her brother, William J. Love, and her son, Al Kale, Sr.