Kathleen Faye (Spradlin) Heathers, affectionately known as “Kat,” went home to our Lord on December 27, 2018. Kat had a year-long battle with cancer that she fought to the end. A widow, Kat is survived by her siblings Joann Doll, Thomas Spradlin, Timothy Spradlin and John Spradlin, her children Loretta J. Hammon, Michael W. Lathrop and Mary K. Lathrop, grandchildren Steven Hammon, Lindsey Hammon, Megan Hammon, Abigail Riesner, Olivia Spurrier, Dylan Spurrier and Tiffany Spurrier, and great grandchildren Stella Spurrier and Sawyer Spurrier.
Kat is remembered as a loving person with a ready laugh. She was just as comfortable saying “right on!” as she was “Praise the Lord!” Kat appreciated the simpler pleasures of life, attending Crossroads Community Church where she was a member and part of the worship team, her dog Dotty (and the Furry 5k Walks), worshipping Jesus in prayer and song, time with friends, quilting, crocheting, puzzles, movies and the like. Those in the Sunny Acres community will remember her calling at regular Bingo games and acting as past president of their tenant association. Kat was always a ready participant in the community.
The family would like to thank the members of Crossroads Community Church and the Chewelah-Valley community for their fundraising efforts, prayers and encouragement after her cancer diagnosis. Kat knew she was loved and spoke often of how thankful she was for the love and prayers she received. A memorial service will be held at Crossroads Community Church on January 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. to celebrate Kat’s life. Please join us to share your memories.