Graveside services for Katherine E. Gilbreath, 82, of Comanche, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Comanche, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in the Cox Cemetery in McCulloch County with David Barnum officiating. Mrs. Gilbreath will be in repose until Friday afternoon at the Heartland Funeral Home in Comanche. The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 25, at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early, Texas.

Katherine passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Comanche County Medical Center.

Katherine was born April 5, 1927, to Fred Oliver and Clara Christine (Mair) Hart in Los Angles, Calif. She graduated high school there and later met and was married to Jack Vane Gilbreath at Santa Barbara in 1947. She was a homemaker, excellent mother, and cook, enjoyed sewing and embroidery. Katherine and Jack moved to Comanche a little more than four years ago.

Mrs. Gilbreath is survived by her husband, Jack Gilbreath; daughter, Judy Gilbreath McBride and husband Gerard, and their sons Matthew and John; daughter-in-law, Diane and her son Nicholas; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Gilbreath; and parents, Fred and Christine Hart.

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The family requests memorials in her honor be made to the Cox Cemetery, 1557 CR 448, Rochelle, TX 76872 or the Easter Seals.