Katherine May Fort
Funeral Date: 1/24/2012

Obituary:
Ms. Katherine May Fort, 96 of Warren, AR went home to be with her Lord on January 21, 2012, in the presence of all her family in Bella Vista, AR. Born December 10, 1915 in Warren, Katherine was the eldest of four daughters. Excelling at both athletics and studies, Katherine was involved in basketball and track while earning the distinction of Valedictorian of the Warren High School Class of 1933. After High School, Katherine worked for the WPA and Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. However, her most memorable positions were at Warren Bank & Trust and a 50+ year elected tenure as Treasurer for the City of Warren. She was an active member of the BCMH Women’s Auxiliary and a member of First Baptist Church for over eighty years. Katherine is preceded in death by her husband, David B. Fort; her mother and father, Eugene & Zora May; one sister, Betty May all of Warren and her son-in-law Hugh McMillan of Bella Vista, AR. She is survived by her children, Sharon Fort McMillan of Bella Vista, and Dr. David & Patti Fort of Lowell, AR; two sisters Marcell Taylor and Nell Reep both of Warren; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 24th, at 10AM at the Frazer Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Kim Notron. Followed by a graveside internment at Oakland Cemetery in Warren. Active pallbearers were Alan McMillan, Patrick Carraway, Allen Crosthwait, Patrick Norton, Bill Wisener, Greg Harton. Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Burton, John B. Frazer, Jr., Gregg Reep, Bryan Martin, James E. Smith and Donnie Copeland. In Lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in her honor at Bradley County Veterans’ Museum or Bradley County Historical Society.

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Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Pat & Earline Morman
Message: So sorry for your loss, please know our prayers are with you.

Name: TOM ED WRIGHT
Message: May the Lord comfort you by his spirit, as only he can do. We are praying for you and yours!!

Name: Charles Landers
Message: I was saddened to hear of her passing. My prayers and sympathy to all the family. She was such a fine lady who was always nice to me every time I met her. I know she will be missed.

Name: Charlie, Larniece & Brenda Ezell
Message: David & Sharon, You can be proud of your mother, she was a find Lady and a lifelong friend!

Name: Nick Mckinney
Message: Ms Katherine was such a lovely lady she will be greatly missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Greg Harton
Message: What wonderful times I shared with Katherine at Aunt Janes. She was so kind and helpful to others. Our time spent together at Warren Bank was very special. I will miss her greatly! May God Comfort you.

Name: Loree Castleman (Nell Reep's granddaughter)
Message: Aunt Kat lived a long, great life and will be greatly missed by those who loved her!

Name: Mike Lonsberry
Message: Sharon and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember Ms. Kathrine from my days at WHS and later. She was a kind and generous lady and always very gracious, a true Southern lady. I know that you will miss her greatly. Your family will be in our thought and prayers.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Buddy and Sharon, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was a sweet woman and will be remembered fondly by all that knew her.

Name: Sandy Ballentine Gavin
Message: I have very good memories of working with Ms. Katherine at Warren Bank. She was a joy to work with.

Name: Judy Fort-Parson
Message: A lovely lady and aunt who will be greatly missed. Keep your memories close; they will only get sweeter with time.

Name: Bridgette Butts
Message: Aunt Kat, I knew you a short time it seems but you mean alot to all of us...Rest in Peace Much Love from your great nephew Aaron, Bridgette, and Great Great nephew Jameson Butts

Name: Phyllis Lovell Kordsmeier
Message: So sorry for your loss. I remember her from my school years as a very sweet lady and a good mother.

Name: Linda Baker Warrick
Message: Such a sweet, kind lady. She set a great example of a sister in Christ.

Name: Chris, Kelly, & Beau Castleberry
Message: Mrs. Katherine was a gracious, sweet lady. We loved her dearly.

Name: James Wright
Message: What a priviledge it was to work with Mrs. Katherine at Warren Bank late 70's and early 80's. She always had a smile and a kind word. Her influence will live on for generations to come. Praying for the family!!

Name: David Norman
Message: Buddy, very sorry to hear about your mom. My mother died on 1/14. We were fortunate to have such loving moms (who both let their son's band practice in the living room.)