Mary Katherine

Hamilton County

yMary Katherine Worley, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.Born in Chattanooga, Ms. Worley was a daughter of the late Loyce Thomas Kennedy Sr. and Kate Byers Kennedy.She retired from Erlanger Medical Center after 25 years of service and was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Jack R. Worley Sr.; grandson, Nathan "Nate" Hensley; and sisters, Margaret Dowlen and Pauline Tippens.Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Rick Chambers, Karen and Tim Henlsey; son and daughter-in-law, Jack "Rick" and Melia Worley; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Sue Kennedy; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.A funeral service to commemorate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Bell and Rev. Roger DeHart officiating.Interment will follow the ceremony in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.The family will gather with friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in memory of her grandson, Nathan Henlsey, to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MRB 539, 733 North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205.Condolences and memories may be share with the family by visiting are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

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