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Kathryn “Kate” Hembree

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

Shawnee resident Kate Hembree, 98, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Shawnee.

Memorial services are 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel.

Kate was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Steve, Arkansas, to Sammy Seaton and Sylvia (Hull) Seaton.

She married Ervin Hembree on July 20, 1940, in Shawnee.

Mrs. Hembree worked for several years at the Sylvania plant in Shawnee.

She was a member of Northridge Church of Christ and she enjoyed watching the Oklahoma City Thunder, OU, and spending time with her great-grandchildren and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter: Kathy Henderson; three sisters: Helen Seaton, Ruth Wilson, and Joyce Smith; and four brothers: Claude, Hershel, Ulis, and Gene Seaton.

Survivors include her grandchildren: Vicki Gilpin and husband Sean of Shawnee, Steve Henderson and wife Pam of Odessa, Texas, Craig Henderson and wife Jill of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; two great-grandchildren: Aaron and Thomas Gilpin of Shawnee; one sister: Inez McKinnon; one brother: L.J. “Dick” Seaton; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.