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Martha Kathryn Caldwell, 84, of Kokomo, formerly of Galveston, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo.
Born on Dec. 27, 1933, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late James and Mae (Blackburn) Swank.
On Feb. 20, 1955, in the Indian Creek Christian Church, Kathryn married Francis Eugene Caldwell, who preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2003.
Kathryn was a member of Center United Methodist Church. She was a past president and officer for Cass County Extension Homemakers. She enjoyed gathering with friends to play bunco and playing cards in the Walton library. Kathryn loved sewing, cooking, making noodles and traveling, especially to Hawaii and Alaska. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in 4-H and sports.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen Schlegelmilch, Galveston, and Karla (Jim) Markvicka, Valrico, Florida; son, Gregory (Cindy) Caldwell, Bringhurst, Indiana; six grandchildren, Evan (Jen) Schlegelmilch, Houston, Texas; Dr. Kelsey (Dr. Travis Stephens) Schlegelmilch, Galveston; Braden Schlegelmilch, Indianapolis; Nicole Markvicka, Valrico, Florida; Adam (Emily) Wheeler, Kokomo; Derik Caldwell, Bringhurst; three great-grandchildren, J.J. Schlegelmilch, Lila Peters and Jack Wheeler; four sisters, Joyce (Bob) Miller, Royal Center, Etta Byers, Camden, Nina (Dick) Holle, Royal Center, Ruth Swank, Logansport; three brothers, Jerry (Kathy) Swank, North Carolina; Bob (Bonnie) Swank, New Jersey; Gene (Carol) Swank, Galveston; and one sister-in-law, Pat Hughes, Logansport.
Kathryn was preceded in death by one sister, Donnabelle (Kenny) Hinkle, one brother, John Swank, and one son-in-law, Don Schlegelmilch.
A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor John Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Paint Creek Cemetery, Camden, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Gundrum Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Cass County Extension Homemakers or to the Center United Methodist Church.
The Caldwell Family has entrusted Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory with arrangements.
You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com
Published on January 15, 2018
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