Katherine Wiedeman Callaway

Born: Mon., Aug. 25, 1958
Died: Wed., Sep. 10, 2008

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Katherine “Kathy” Wiedeman Callaway, 50, of Greensboro, Georgia died Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Athens Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with muscular dystrophy. Born August 25, 1958 in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Wiedeman and Rita Wiedeman of Atlanta, GA. She attended Northside High School in Atlanta, GA and married her husband William Reid Callaway, Jr. on February 10, 1979. She attended Georgia College where she received a Bachelors in Science in 1982 and a Master of Education in 1988. She taught kindergarten and first grade in Greene County for 13 years until she retired in 1996 due to difficulties with her muscular dystrophy. Kathy loved to read and was active in the Gideons Auxiliary. Her most cherished activity was spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her father, Kathy was preceded in death by her brothers William Wiedeman and Ted Wiedeman. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, William Reid Callaway Jr.; three daughters, Sarah Callaway Briscoe and husband Stephen of Milledgeville, GA, Katherine Callaway Ingram and husband James of Greensboro, GA and Rebekah Faith Callaway of Greensboro, GA; her stepdaughter, Hope Baldwin of Madison, GA; her mother, Rita Nagel Wiedeman of Atlanta, GA; her sister, Linda Wood and husband Mit of Atlanta, GA; her brother, Tom Wiedeman and wife Julie of Atlanta, GA; three grandsons, Charles Baldwin, Rhodes Baldwin and James Ingram; three granddaughters, Alyssa Ingram, Olivia Briscoe and Haylie Briscoe; and a host of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the River of Life Church, 116 Scott Drive, Eatonton, GA 31024 with Pastor Bill King officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. The family will receive visitors Thursday and Friday at Kathy’s home, 705 S. West Street in Greensboro. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made in her memory to the Greene-Morgan County Gideon’s Bible Program, P.O. Box 214, Madison, GA 30650 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box Jerry, Phoenix, AZ 85062-1111. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Lem and Sandy Clark
   Posted Thu September 11, 2008
Reid, we just want you to know that our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and your family at this sad time. With Jesus' love, Lem and Sandy Clark

Patricia Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Thu September 11, 2008
Dear Reid and family, You are in our hearts and prayers at this most difficult time if your life. I am so sorry about Kathy, but we know she is in Heaven, and you will be reunited one day. May God hold you in His loving arms in a very special way during this time.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Thu September 11, 2008
Reid, my sympathies, condolences, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. No doubt Kathy will be greatly missed but Our God answered all our prayers and He always knows whats best. We know she has gone to 'Do The Father's Business'. We're thinking about you.

Mark Jones
   Posted Thu September 11, 2008
Reid, Sarah, Katy, Faith- We love you all very much. Kathy was a courageous warrior and will forever be in our hearts. I was so glad to see her yesterday just before Jesus welcomed her home. What a glorious homecoming it was-and we have this hope-that springs eternal. It's only beginning for Kathy. It hurts but the grief for us only means that we long for that day when we will see her again-along with our Savior! You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Wayne & Diane Akins
   Posted Thu September 11, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Charles & Monna Lumsden
   Posted Fri September 12, 2008
Reid & Girls We can't imagine what you are going through right now, but we do know that you have a strong faith in our Father who knows what He is doing and because of this faith you will be together again. Know that our love and prayers are with all of you and call on us if we can be of help. Love Monna & Charles

Elizabeth Williams Banks
   Posted Fri September 12, 2008
Reid, You probably don't don't remember me. I am Guy's,Annie Sue's brother's, daughter. I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts. Love, Elizabeth

Patricia Cooledge-Bollinger
   Posted Fri September 12, 2008
Reid and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy was the best High School friend one could ever hope to have. I consider myself blessed that we spoke the week of her birthday and I was able to hear how happy she was with her family and her life. All my love to you, her girls, her mother, Linda, Tom and the rest of her family.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat September 13, 2008
Reid and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. Look to your memories for comfort, to your friends for understanding, to your faith for hope and peace. Emmett and Shirley

Herbie & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Sat September 13, 2008
Reid and family, Herb and I are so very sorry for your loss. We were shocked as well and we're sure you'll miss her terribly. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Dan Pitts
   Posted Wed July 29, 2009
Seems like yesterday she was still with us, always be missed.