Mary Kathleen Singleton, 94, passed away Oct. 24, 2020 at 6:07 A.M., at Sunnyview Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for the past six years. Kathleen was born on January 19, 1926 on a farm near Mill Grove, MO, the daughter of Bertie Vernon and Edna Mae (Mantlo) Golden. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Frena Prince, brothers-in-law, J. W. Prince, Mervin, Donald, Oren and Alfred Singleton, sisters-in-law, Fern and Milda Singleton and son-in-law, James Carter.
She was married on April 12, 1947 to Clifton Dale Singleton, who preceded her in death on January 31, 2010, at Olathe, KS. They were the parents of four children: Carolyn Carter of Oregon, MO, Peggy Dennis and her husband Steve of Trenton, Lyle Singleton and his wife Shawn of San Antonio, TX and Nancy Williams and husband Ronnie also of Trenton.
In addition to her children, Kathleen is survived by a brother Charley Glen Golden and wife Vivian of Elwood, KS, brother-in-law Richard Singleton of Laredo, sisters-in-law Jean Crouse of Berea, OH, and Lois Scoppettuolo of Sun City Center, FL, 10 grandchildren, Brian Carter of Oregon, MO, Eric Carter and wife Elizabeth of Wichita, KS, Alex Carter and wife Lauren of Auburn, AL, Kelli Erickson of Cameron, Chanse Dennis and wife Melissa of Bethany, Holly Menchaca and husband Eddie of San Antonio, TX, Traci Uribe and husband Javier of San Antonio, Jill Singleton of Ewa Beach, HI, Jerit Williams and wife Cindy of Trenton, Brandon Williams and wife Jessica of Chillicothe, 22 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Kathleen had a deep relationship with or Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which was so very important to her. If you were around her for very long, before she was weakened by dementia, it wouldn’t take you long to know that, because she would share her faith with you. She was a prayer warrior. The family can remember many, times when concerns came their way, one of the first things they did was to call in Momma to pray. She truly had a hotline to Heaven!!! Kathleen was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.
Kathleen graduated from Princeton High School in the class of 1943 and was the class valedictorian. After that she attended college at Maryville and received a teaching certificate. She taught for 4 years at country schools, one year at Bellview, one year at Smith and the last two years at Brantley. She married Clifton Singleton the day after her last of school at Brantley. She spent the rest of her life being the best wife, mom and grandmother she could possibly be. Her great faith in God and her love for her family is the greatest gift she could leave. Although she will be greatly missed, there’s no doubt we will see her again someday.
There will be open visitation Friday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday at Slater Neal Funeral Home. A private burial will be held Saturday at Salem Cemetery near Mill Grove. Memorial donations are suggested to Salem Cemetery and left with or mailed to the funeral home.
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