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Kathleen DeFord

Kathleen M. "Kippie" DeFord

Wednesday, December 28th, 1949 - Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Kathleen M. “Kippie” DeFord, 70, of Hastings, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, October 23, 2020, at the Community Hospice Bailey Care Center in St. Augustine following an extended illness. She was a 1967 graduate of Hastings High School and attended St. Johns River Junior College. She was the County Executive Director of Farm Service Agency USDA covering Clay, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Seminole and Volusia counties for 32 years. Kippie enjoyed crocheting, the beach and spending time with her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hastings.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Patricia Miller.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Raymond DeFord, children, Julie Green (Jerry), Tricia Mathis (Michael), Niki Clemons (David), brothers Mickey Miller (Beverly), Tommy Miller (Mary Ellen), Charles “Tiger” Miller, grandchildren, Jordan Green, Donavan Green, John Michael Mathis, Madison Mathis, Makayla Clemons, Makenzie Clemons, Makenna Clemons, David Ray Clemons and Miranda Miller, great-grandson, Braden Green.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to A Women’s Resource Center, P O Box 811, Palatka, FL 32177, or Alzheimer’s Association.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka with Pastor Barry Mathis officiating. The family will receive friends at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka on Wednesday beginning at 2:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather services will be held in the funeral home chapel.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Kathleen’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Location
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    Address
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Crill Avenue
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Officiant
    Pastor Barry Mathis
  • Interment

    Location
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Address
    2900 Crill Avenue
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Posted at 11:30am
Our heartfelt sympathy and condolence to the family . Sincerely , Ortho family
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I worked wit Kathleen for several years when I worked in Palatka. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. I am thankful that I have really fond memories! My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
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Posted at 04:09pm
Praying for God's comfort to the family. We will miss Kippie. Love, AJ and Anna
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Evan, Mary, Carmen, Erin, Lena, Shawn, Dana, Kelle

Posted at 02:51pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. We love you.
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