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.