Bessie Kathryn Wolking

1918 - 2011

Bessie "Kathryn" Wolking,
92, of Fulton, passed away
Sunday, June 19, 2011, at
her daughter's home in New
Bloomfield.
She was born December
3, 1918 in Mineola, the
daughter of
J o s h u a
Luther and
Bessie Kellie
( S t e w a r t )
Bratton.
She was
united in
marriage to
W a l t e r
W i l l i a m
Wolking on
November 20, 1940, in Fulton.
He preceded her in
death.
Kathryn loved her family,
especially her grandkids.
She loved her kitty cat,
Pretty Baby. She enjoyed
gardening and serving large
meals. Kathryn was a
secretary at Fulton State
Hospital. She was a member
of Court Street United
Methodist Church.
Left to cherish her
memory are three daughters,
Sherry Jenkins and
husband Lawrence of
Auxvasse, Kathy Wolking of
New Bloomfield, and Susan
Wolking of Mexico; one
sister, Pauline Holland of
Holts Summit; 17
grandchildren; and 44 greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in
death by her parents;
husband; two sons, Curt and
Jerry; one brother, Stewart
Bratton; one grandson; and
one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be
held at Debo Funeral Home
in Fulton at 1 p.m. on
Friday, June 24 with Pastor
Steve Mallinckrodt
officiating. Interment will
follow at Callaway Memorial
Gardens.
The family will receive
friends on Thursday, June
23 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the
funeral home.
In lieu of customary
memorials, the family
suggests donations be made
in Kathryn's name to
Hospice Compassus, c/o
Debo Funeral Home, P.O.
Box 818, Fulton, MO 65251.
Condolences can be sent
by visiting www.debofuneralhome.
com.

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