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Kathryn Leonard Rafalski went to her Lord and Savior on June 5, 2020 in her
home with her daughter Brenda beside her. She had suffered for many years.

A private memorial service will be held at Trinity Bible Church with Rev.
Dr. William J. Maness, Jr. officiating.

Born and raised in Tionesta,PA she was the eldest daughter of Robert and
Gladys Leonard. She left home at the age of 14 to work and go to school and
help her family. After graduating from Tionesta High School in 1948 she
moved to Warren PA where she worked at The Process/Blair. She married
Harry Nelson, they had three daughters, Tamela, Brenda and Amy. Her husband
preceded her in death in 1964 as well as their daughter Amy who died in
1965. She later married Herb Rafalski in 1966 and they lived in Pittsfield
Pa. She worked at various jobs, manager of Jarvis dry cleaners, bookkeeper,
teller, but truly loved being a waitress and prided herself on knowing all
her customers.

After retiring the couple moved to Meadville, PA to be near their daughter
Brenda and her husband and their grandchildren. They later moved to
Carthage, NC in 1998 where their daughter Brenda and family moved. Her
interests included church, Bible study, friendship circle, crocheting,
cooking and crafts as well as giving to those less fortunate. Her biggest
joy was her grandchildren Katie and Cody, never missing an activity or
sport. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and mother in law
who will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

She was preceded in death by her husband Herb in 2008 after 42 years of
marriage, her brothers Robert and Gordon "Til", sisters Janet Kinch and
Beverly Lauer as well as a niece and nephew.

She is survived by her daughters Brenda Nelson Roberts and husband Gene of
Whispering Pines NC, Tamela Nelson of Lakeview NY, granddaughter Katie
Roberts Reiss and husband George of Greensboro, NC and grandson Cody
Roberts of Sanford, NC; sister Betty Poltrack and husband Pete of Atlanta
GA and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Bible Church, P.O. Box 1116 Carthage NC
28327.

Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.