Kathryn Neal Obituary – APRIL 29, 1945 – SEPT. 5, 2021


Kathryn Grace Miller Neal took her final breath after a battle with Alzheimer’s on Sept. 5, 2021.
Join us in spirit in remembering her life as we have a small family celebration of her life on Nov. 27, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that expressions of sympathy be made through donations to the Alzheimers’ Association.www.act.alz.org
The world became a little brighter as it welcomed her on April 29, 1945. She was born in Iowa, married in 1967, started a family and lived in Nebraska and Tennessee prior to her move to Florida. She was a member of the Church of Christ where she served as a deacon’s wife and church secretary.
She was a vivacious reader with a bachelor’s degree in English and an astounding understanding of grammar and vocabulary. She had a variety of talents and used them through the years as a radio news broadcaster and executive assistant with a knack for fund raising. She enjoyed drama and music and was active in community theater productions. She loved having people in their home and had an infectious smile that lit up the room with a warm personality that made people feel important and loved. The world lost a part of its shine when her smile faded.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Neal; children, Lorey Lundy of Broken Arrow, Okla., Alyssa Turley of Lakeland, Fla., Krystal Crawford of West Plains, Mo., and Tim Neal of Naples, Fla.; 18 remarkable grandchildren; seven precious great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Joanne Speas of Tennessee and Terry Miller of Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Lauramay Miller, and her brother Gene Miller.