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Kathryn Lee Dever

August 6, 1950 October 14, 2018
Kathryn Lee Dever
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Kathryn Lee Dever, age 68 of Knoxville, Tennessee went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, October 14, 2018. Born August 6, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa to parents Leland and Marjory Gilmore of Linden, Iowa. After high school, she attended Iowa School of Beauty and worked until she married John Dever from Olney, Ill.

Kathryn was married for 45 years where she found her love of traveling with her Navy husband and two sons. Her travels took her all over the world. After working as fulltime mother, Kathryn found a love working as a travel coordinator with South East Services and World Travel in Knoxville, TN, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Upon retirement, Kathryn went through the Master Gardener program at the University of Tennessee. When she was not volunteering or tending to her own garden she could be found cheering on the University of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball and Vols football team. Other passions included cooking, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.

Survivors Includes: Husband John Dever of Knoxville; Children, Brent Dever of San Marcos, TX and Nathan Dever of Nashville; Sisters, Linda Richey of Panora, IA and Carolyn Van Pelt of Humboldt, IA ; Brother, Lee Gilmore of High Point, NC; Daughter-in-Law: Rachael Dever of Nashville; Granddaughter Clare Alden Dever of Nashville; first cousins, Diane Pettit of Gilbert, AZ, Dennis Ackley of San Diego, CA, Mark Harrald of Phoenix, AZ and Laura Starr of Minneapolis, MN; special child Hannah Banana (Boxer); and Special Friends, Susan Salmanowitz, Angela Meyers, Karla Wickett, Julie (Dygert) Peterson, and Melissa Dorsett.

A memorial service is planned in December in Linden Iowa. In lieu of flowers, send donations in her memory to the American Diabetes Association

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Dever family.


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