OBITUARY: Kathryn Louise (Reno) Ferris

Kathryn Louise (Reno) Ferris

Kathryn Louise (Reno) Ferris, age 82, of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away December 31, 2021, surrounded by her family.

Kate was born June 28, 1939 in Avon, IL, and was the daughter of Kenneth L. Reno and Coleith (Bivens) Reno.

She married Howard Ferris on June 13, 1958, in Bushnell, IL. She was a loving wife, mother, and a great friend. She enjoyed her family, traveling, dancing, writing poetry, and weekly dinners with friends. Her laugh was contagious. She truly will be missed.

She is survived by her 4 children: Steve Ferris of Mt Juliet, TN, Laurie Coots of Turney, Mo, Sara (James) Mehaffey of Watertown, TN, and Jennifer (Dan) Melton of Athens, AL.

Grandchildren: Garry (Jenney) Paul, Niki (Steven) Russell, Kimberly Coots, Katelynn (Eli) Ussery, Kobie Melton, Hunter Mehaffey, Stratton Mehaffey.

Great Grandchildren: Aaliyah, TyLer, BreAnna, Kyler, Addi, Keaton, Drake, BrynLee, Marek, and Madelyn. And her brother Phil (Lou) Reno.

Kate was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard A. Ferris; sisters, Linda Bell and Carolyn Clark; grandson, Andrew Ferris and great-grandson, Garrett Paul.

At Kate’s request, her remains will be cremated, and a family celebration of life will be at a later date.


Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.

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