Mary Katherine Donegan

Born in Fairview, TN on April 11, 1942

Departed on April 23, 2019 and resided in Fairview, TN

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Mrs. Mary Katherine Donegan, age 77, of Fairview went to be with her heavenly father Tuesday, April 23, 2019. She was born April 11, 1942 in Fairview, TN to the late Wallace and Gertie Overbey. Besides her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sterlin Donegan; son, James M. Donegan; and siblings, Patricia Molter, Barbara Deal, Nancy Martin and Paul Overbey.

Mary was a dedicated member of Old New Hope Baptist Church for 20 years, loved reading her Bible and old-fashioned singings. She felt teaching was important and found joy in sharing her life skills and knowledge with all who would listen. Mary loved watching wrestling and has been known to yell at the television on more than one occasion. She was a gardener of both vegetables and flowers and enjoyed sharing both with loved ones. Her canned bread and butter pickles were coveted by many.

Mary is survived by her son, Nelson Donegan; son, Mark Donegan (Shelley); daughter, Myrna Garrett (Phillip); sister, Juanita Buttrey; grandchildren, Josh, Amanda, Eden, Chelsea, Drew, and Adam; step-grandchildren, Dwight, Ashley and Tony; and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Friday, April 26th and from 10-11 am Saturday, April 27th at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A life celebration service will be held at 11 am Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the chapel of Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Jane Jones Cemetery in Fairview, Tennessee. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Graceworks Ministry in Fairview, Tennessee.

6 Comments to Mary Katherine Donegan

  1. Kathy Donegan
    April 25, 2019 7:47 pm

    So sorry. Didn’t know her well but what little I knew she was a very sweet lady and I know her children will miss her terribly.

    • Jimmy and Londa Hudgins
      April 27, 2019 8:59 am

      One of the first persons I meet when we move to TN 6 ears ago. When I was interim pastor it was always a blessing to see her sweet smile and loving hugs. She will be missed by her many friends and family.

  2. Mary Aleshire
    April 27, 2019 11:22 am

    Ms. Mary was a beautiful Sister in Christ, a mentor, a mighty prayer warrior, and what a legacy of faith she left.

  3. Tammie Shelton
    April 27, 2019 6:29 pm

    Myrna, Nelson, Mark and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mary was a wonderful neighbor and always showed love and kindness to my mother Viley.
    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers

    Tammie (Heithcock) Shelton

  4. Tammie (Heithcock) Shelton
    April 27, 2019 6:38 pm

    Myrna, Mark, Nelson,
    So sorry for your loss.
    Mary was a wonderful neighbor and always loving and kind to my mother Viley.
    Bless you all.

    Tammie (Heithcock) Shelton

  5. ross greer
    April 29, 2019 9:59 am

    Mary was a gentle soul and always had a smile on her face! ross greer ( brother in law of Junior (Herman)

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