Katherine Fern (Foster) Krensavage

Krensavage, Katherine-obit-smKatherine Fern (Foster) Krensavage of McKinney, Texas passed away on August 13, 2016 at the age of 83. She was born on December 4, 1932 to James W. and Velma Winnie (Taylor) Foster in Cisco, Texas. Katherine married George William Krensavage on July 3, 1950 in Garner Iowa. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in McKinney.

Kathy was a wonderful, loving, caring, generous and supportive wife, mother, and grandmother. Besides being a homemaker, she was the peacemaker in the family. We always knew that Mom and Dad were there to support us (children and grandchildren) when we needed their help or guidance. We were lucky to have such loving parents. Mom and Dad loved to have family visit and made everyone feel welcomed. When they had the house(s) at Lake Leon, most of the time there would be 20 – 30 people spending the night/weekend with us. Mom did all this while working a full-time job. Obviously, she was very organized. There was always room for everyone even if you had to sleep on the floor. The first ones to bed got the best beds. Some of us were going to bed as the others were getting up. So, we slept in shifts. Everyone enjoyed spending time at the lake house – playing cards, water skiing, and relaxing.

Mom loved to cook and she and Dad enjoyed hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners. Her signature dishes were turkey and dressing, fried chicken and fried fish, and her fabulous chicken and spaghetti dish! She also crocheted each of her children and grandchildren an afghan.

She is survived by daughter, Vicki Lynn of McKinney, Texas, daughter, Jan (Neil) Howard of McKinney, Texas, daughter of her heart, Linda Naylor Klotz; sisters, Doris (Jimmy) Sumrow of Humble, Texas, Linda (David) Bloomingdale of Navasota, Texas, Delores Boles of Cisco; sisters-in-law, Helen Boles and Cecilia Boles of Cisco; 5 granddaughters; 2 grandsons; 3 great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George Krensavage; son, Stan Krensavage; her parents, Velma Ridout, JW Foster and step-mother, Hazel Foster; brothers, Leon and Jerry Boles, and Bobby Foster.

The family request that memorials be made to the Mt. Marion Cemetery Association, Box 5, Strawn, Texas 76475, the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Kathy, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, www.lls.org in honor of Kathy’s granddaughter, Ashley Howard Chow. Memorials may also be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, www.cancer.org in honor of Kathy Krensavage, son, Stan Krensavage, and granddaughter, Melissa Moore.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016 at St. John Catholic Church in Strawn, Texas. Interment will follow at Mt. Marion Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening, August 13, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. To offer condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.