Kathy Peffen Burkhalter, age 66, passed away suddenly at her home on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Born on January 23, 1952, in Nashville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Ann and Harry Peffen, Jr. She is survived by her husband of 46 years,Ted Burkhalter, her son, Tab Burkhalter (Kristi), her daughter, Kristin Vance (Mark), and granddaughters Madelyn and Catherine Vance, and Abbie, Mandi, and Austyn Burkhalter. She is also survived by 3 sisters, Peggy Daniel (Gary), Mary Ruth Geny (Henry), Emily Peffen, and her brother, Harry Peffen, III (Kathryn).
Kathy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt. She was a fierce defender of her family and friends.Kathy truly lived life to its fullest, and enjoyed its simple pleasures; being with friends and family, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her greatest joy - her five granddaughters (Grammie’s Girls).
Active Pallbearers are Janet Gwinn, Lucy Bonvissuto, Lydia Hampton, Rachel West, Lolo Hobbs, Eba Hobbs, Pam Arnold, and Cathye Hancock. She will be escorted to her final blessing by Grammie’s Girls, Madelyn Vance, Abbie Burkhalter, Mandi Burkhalter, Catherine Vance and Austyn Burkhalter. Honorary Pallbearers are her nieces and nephews: Laura Daniel Wildman, Jennifer Geny, Elizabeth Geny, Ben Daniel, Charlie Geny, Will Peffen, and Mary Caton Peffen.
Visitation will be held at St. Henry Catholic Church on Thursday, September 27 from 4-7pm. There will be a celebration of her life with Mass and a reception at St. Henry Church on Friday, September 28 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Henry Catholic School or Christ the King School.