Kathy Jolene Shaddox, 51, Pineville, departed this life into glory on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
Kathy entered this life on Oct. 23, 1961, in Neosho, to Fred and Mildred (Wander) Hall. She was a lifelong resident of McDonald County and was a 1980 graduate of McDonald County High School.
On July 31, 1981, at the Splitlog Baptist Church, she was united in marriage to Tray Shaddox and to this union two sons and one daughter were born.
She had worked as a receptionist at Evenson, Carlin & LePage Law Firm in Pineville, for four years after she and Tray were first married. She substitute taught for several years after all of her children entered school. For the last seven years, she has been employed by the Benton County School District as a first grade aide at Centerton Gamble Elementary School. Although her attendance at times was tardy, she was a devoted member of the Splitlog Baptist Church where she greatly enjoyed the fellowship of her church family. She enjoyed shopping, reading, taking walks around the farm, vacationing at the beach and caring for her family.
Her mother, Mildred Hall, preceded her in death.
Kathy is survived by her husband of nearly 32 years, Tray Shaddox of the home; three children, Steven Shaddox and wife, Kelli, Tahlequah, Okla., and Michael and Sarah Shaddox, both of the home; a granddaughter, Kaci Shaddox; her father, Fred Hall, Goodman; two brothers, Gene Hall and wife, Margaret, Anderson, and Mark Hall, Goodman; two sisters, Sharon Huey and husband, Bruce, Lenexa, Kan., and Carole Wardlaw and husband, Mark, Stella; many nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Shaddox are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Splitlog Baptist Church with Shan Cobb, Mark Hall and Chadd Pendergraft officiating. Burial will follow in the Banner Cemetery. Those honoring her life by serving as pallbearers are Steven Shaddox, Michael Shaddox, Josh Haley, Seth Walters, Bryan Hall and Jon Haley.
The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are being directed to the Splitlog Baptist Church Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home, Anderson.