Kate was born in Owen County July 14, 1917, the daughter of Martin and Alice (Stevens) Starrett.
Kate raised five children and was a devoted member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.
Kate found much enjoyment in reading and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Kate was preceded in death by her parents and children Billy McVey, Jerry McVey and Randy McVey, grandchildren Rusty Bennett and James Siddons, great-granddaughter Shyann Atkinson, great-great-grandson Jerry Bennett, sisters Mable Ruth Michael and Emma Rosemary Starrett, and brothers Billy Starrett and Junior Sterrett.
She is survived by daughters Shirley (Freddie) Bennett, and Linda (Walt) Siddons, grandchildren Brenda (Steve) Carter, Gerald (April) Bennett, Connie (Dewayne) Payne, Jerry (Becky) Siddons, Melissa (Mike) Tisdale, Elizabeth Siddons, and Jamie Siddons, great-grandchildren Stephanie (Joe) Quinn, Gerald II (Erica) Bennett, Jessica Payne, Rusty (Kameko) Bennett, Scott (Brittany) Bennett, Ronald (Teddi) Payne, Kelsey Carter, Lynsey (Darrin) John, Dustin Payne, Kaitlyn Bennett, Cody Siddons, Caleb Siddons, J.J. Siddons, and Katey Siddons, Shelby Tisdale, Mikey Tisdale, Jasmine Tisdale, Ricky Atkinson, and Zachary Atkinson, great-grandchildren Allison Durbin, Shailynn Bennett, Gerald Bennett III, Kreyton Quinn, Emily Bennett, Cameron Bennett, Kambryn Quinn, Cole Bennett, Nickolas Bennett, Carter Quinn, Brookelyn Bennett, Brady Bennett, Riley Payne and Hayden John, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at French Funeral Home Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at 11:30 a.m., with Brother James Porter officiating.
Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday, from 10 a.m., until time of services.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.