Kathryn Lockhart Range

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Kathryn Nadina Lockhart Range was born October 15, 1930 in Alcoa Tennessee to Anna Ruth Henderson and William Swofford and went home to Glory on April 6, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.

Kathryn attended Columbus East High School and received her Associate’s Degree from Columbus Technical Institute, now Columbus State Community College, at age 50.

Kathryn was a member of Second Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and the Senior Ministry.

Kathryn also served as a Deaconess, member of the Pastor’s Aide Society, Christian Women’s Fellowship and other auxiliaries at Woodland Christian Church and New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, and Light of the World Christian Church in Indianapolis, IN. She was loved and respected by all as a faithful Christian and a cheerful giver. Mom had a giving spirit and gave generously to her church, family, neighbors and many, many charities!

Kathryn retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 34+ years working the night shift while raising seven children.

Over the years, Kathryn participated in several community organizations. She was a Den Mother, a member of the NAACP, Columbus Urban League, hosted a Coffee Klatsch for Columbus’ first African American mayoral candidate and was a member of President Obama’s Honorary Kitchen Cabinet, to name a few. She was passionate about her civic duties. While she was physically unable to go to the polls this year, she cast her vote early by absentee ballot.

Kathryn loved Christian conventions, bowling, gospel music, plays and shopping; you could always count on seeing her in the pew, dressed to the nines and was always wearing a hat! Mom had a hat for every season and every occasion.

Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Fred and Johnetta Henderson; brother, John Edward Henry; and stepson, Eugene Lockhart.

Kathryn leaves to cherish her memory, aunt, Deana (Stone) Carr (Alcoa, TN); sister, Irma Jean Tibbs (Columbus, OH); loving children, Frederick Lockhart (Rochester, NY); Roger Lockhart (Atlanta,GA); Marilyn (Woody) Paul, Jr. (Columbus, OH); David (Stephanie) Lockhart (Dayton, OH); Sandra Lockhart (Columbus, OH); Lisa (Mamadou) Tope (Columbus, OH); and Kim (Tony) Watson (Dayton, OH); grandchildren, Tracy, Kathryn, Stephanie, Alex, Jordan, David and Allassne; great-grandchildren, Marquis, Brooklynn, Lockett, Rhys, Lazer and Jordan; and a host of other relatives and friends.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing- 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Northlawn Memory Gardens.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Kathryn Lockhart Range

Condolence Messages

  1. Sandra, Tracy, David and the Range Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord Christ Jesus bless you with His peace as you mourn your loss and celebrate Sister Range’s long and fruitful life. Amen. God’s continued blessings and grace be with you always.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with All of you at this time. She fought the Good fight—- is now at peace with her Maker.

  3. Deacon Rosby Lee

    I promised to share some Butter/Pecan Ice cream with Sister Range. Prayerfully that promise will be fulfilled in heaven . Pease and comfort to your family.

  4. Sandra:
    On behalf of the Adult Sunday School Class at Second Baptist Church, we offer you and your family our heartfelt condolences. Your mother was a loved member of our class and we will miss her dearly. She is now resting peacefully with God and we have to live the remaining days of our lives to make sure we join her in heaven.
    Please accept our condolences and also know that we love you and your family.
    Deacon Jones and the Adult Sunday School Class

  5. Dee Tanyhill Graham

    To Mrs Rangers family you have my deepest sympathy & offering up my condolences. God blessed and keep you through this difficult time.

  6. John & Belva Ramsey

    To the Lockhart family

    It was truly a Blessing to have known Sis. Lockhart. As we are sadden by her departure, Heaven is rejoicing at her arrival. Our prayers are with the family and rest assured that God is always with you especially during this time of bereavement.

  7. Booker Rene Coats

    Our sympathy and prayers are extended to your family. Sister Range was a lovely soul and will be missed.

    Blessings and love,

    John, Rene, and Kelveon Coats

  8. My deepest sympathy may God’s love shine on your family at this time when he finds a blessing it is an internal blessing Bob a friend of Roger’s

  9. Nerma and Jacob Cockrell

    We extend our deepest sympathy to your family. May God’s grace comfort you and give you peace.

    Jacob and Nerma Cockrell

  10. Geraldine Hayes

    May God continue to bless and keep you all during this time of of your loss.
    Just trust Him and keep the Faith, He will not leave you or forsake you. I will
    Miss receiving cards from sister Range. During my illness and shut in.

  11. Rosby and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the entire family. Mrs Range let her light shine in the lives of our Church family. She will be missed. Take comfort in knowing she enriched the lives of many. We know the memories you share of of her will bring a Smile to your hearts. We are sorry we can not reach out to you in person during your time of bereavement. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings and Love, Rosby and Deborah Lee

  12. Marcheata and Eugene Foust

    We would like to take this opportunity to express our condolences to the Lockhart and Range family.. I have known Mrs. Lockhart-Range since I came into this world..I feel as though I have lost my mother, and I don’t say that lightly, because she was like a mother to me…I remember all the dinners I shared and the special memories that I treasure growing up and being so closely associated with the family.. Mrs. Lockhart-Range will always occupy a special place in my heart… To the family, may God be with you and may His countenance continue to smile on you now henceforth and forever more….

    Love the Foust Family

  13. Sylvia Caldwell-Joab

    Marilyn, Sandra and family, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful lady. I loved her very. I always admired her beautiful hats. I am praying for you all. The memories of your mom will keep her with you. Know that she now resting peacefully in the arms of her Lord and Savior Christ.
    Love and Prayers,
    Sylvia Joab

  14. Our deepest condolences to the Family as your celebrate the life of your phenomenal Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt & Friend. Her Legacy lives through you.

  15. Charlene Williams Smith

    To Jean and family, so sorry about Kat, keeping you all in prayer
    Love Charlene

  16. To: Roger and Kathryn and the entire Lockhart family
    From: Diane and Tony Cook
    Please except our condolences and prayers, your in our hearts and minds through your time of grief
    We love you wholeheartedly

  17. Deborah A.Holmes

    My heart and Prayers are with you today, as you say goodbye to your Mom and release her to the arms of her Savior.

  18. Fred: So sorry to hear about your mom. I know how important and cherished your family is to you. I hope you will be able to celebrate your mother’s life with family soon. Sounds like she was an absolutely wonderful mom and person. Much Love, Patty

    • Regina Crenshaw and Family

      Peace and joy is the reward of a faithful life. Mrs. Lockhart lived and loved through the guidance of Christ Jesus. To you, my sisters, your Mom was like a mom to me growing up at Woodland Christian Church. She was a rock and foundation. Great now is her reward in Heaven. Be encouraged, Lisa, Sandy, Marilyn, Tracy and your entire family. Mrs. Tibbs, my love to you, as well.

  19. Gary and Crystal Giles

    A wonderful matriarch who raised a beautiful family. May God’s blessings rain down on your family as you continue to celebrate precious memories of a life well lived.

  20. Marilyn & Woody, The Lockhart & Range Family,
    From my heart I offer my deepest condolences. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to share in your family gatherings and get to know her over the years. She was a joy to know and you can be assured Heaven is glad to receive her presence. Trust God, be steadfast and un moveable in your Faith, and God will see you through your pain.

  21. Rev. Lutrica Hall and Family

    My family have always been a part of your family since I met Sandy, Marilyn, Lisa and Tracy at Woodland Christian Church in 1984. Yes, it has been that long!!! My daughter’s, Bryana; KaMelia, and grandson, KaMauri, now offer our sincere, heartfelt condolences to you all and the rest of the family. We loved Mrs. Range like a mother and grandmother!!! We enjoyed the time we spent with her as well!!! She is definitely missed. Sandy, my Sister and Friend you already know I would have been there at the drop of a hat!!! Love to you all and God be with you all this day and forevermore!!!✝️❤️

  22. Aunt Deana Uncle Stone and Gina

    We are sending our Love and Prayers to all of you. Continue to lean on God and each other for strength and comfort. You were Blessed with a jewel. Treasure all the memories. She will be Greatly missed by every one that knew her. We love you.

  23. Fred and Debbi Blanchard

    It was such a beautiful service, befitting such a beautiful woman, Our sympathy and prayers are extended to her family.

  24. Bernice Cummings

    Sandy, Marilyn, Lisa and Tracey:

    So sorry for your lost, your mom was many things to many people.
    As a young mom when I met her and forever more she will always be the definition of a lady to me.

    Much love Bernice Cummings

  25. Donald & Rhonda Hall

    Fred & Stephanie:
    Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Your loss is heaven’s gain. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories that you are left with and just knowing that she is now in a much better place. We love you.

  26. Floria Washington

    To the Lockhart family,
    May God’s peace and comfort surround you today and in the days to come. Sister Range and your family are a blessing to us and we share in your loss. We praise God for a faithful and fruitful life with a future in heaven.

    Pastor Howard and Minister Floria Washington and Mother Thelma Thomas

  27. John Howard jr.

    To the Lockhart Family, may these times comfort you and your family during your mother’s lost. I recall the many times in your mom and dad’s backyard practicing baseball. She was always nice and thoughtful, willing to help as she pleased.
    God bless you guys!!!
    John John

  28. My deepest and most sincere Condolences on the passing of, Mrs. Kathryn Lockhart Range, may she rest in peace in Heaven. I, pray that God will comfort you all during this most difficult time of loss.

  29. Marie Hill & Dorothy Ragland

    Dear Lockhart Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Our favorite memory of her was her love for her children. From blessed members of the 4th Sat. AM prayer group at Second Baptist, with prayers and blessings.

  30. Sandra,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies for the passing of your beautiful and special mother. All of those great memories and special times will remain with you forever, just as her loving and protective spirit. I”m here for you my friend and sister always.

    May the Good Shepherd bless and keep your family and give you peace.

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