Katherine was born August 2, 1923 in Havana, AR to the late Joe Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Oliver Ward.
She is also preceded in death by her husband Marvin Bartholow; sons Marvin Wayne Bartholow, Steve Bartholow, and Floyd Abernatha; daughter Kathy Annette Greenback; brother and sister-in-law Ted and Inez Ward, brother and sister-in-law Vester and Willie Ward; and brother-in-law Bob Inman.
Katherine will always be remembered as a loving wife, caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her.
At the time of her death, Katherine was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Ft. Smith, AR.
She was a long-standing member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Spokane, Washington.
She is survived by children Judy Short and Russell Bartholow of California and Tommie Abernatha of Greenwood, AR; brother and sister-in-law Charlie and Chloe Ward of Magazine, AR and sister Retha Inman of Spokane, WA; ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; nieces Judi Daily, Cathi Miller, Sue Spivey, Sarah Jackson, Geauchita Cathcart, Mary Poole, Louise Inman, and Betty Fisher; nephews Adrian Ward, Bud Ward, Fred Ward, Jim Ward, and Gene Inman.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date, with inurnment at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Waveland, AR.
The online obituary and guestbook are available at www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.
; arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville, AR.