Kathleen Wing

Published 2:12 pm Friday, October 6, 2023

Kathleen Wing of Elizabethton, Tenn., a woman of immeasurable kindness, passed away on October 3, 2023 at the age of 73. Her passing came after a brief bout with a glioblastoma brain tumor discovered in late August. She leaves behind her husband of 21 years, Frank Wing of Elizabethton, and children, Laura Brown (and spouse Joshua Brockwell) and Lynn Whitman Brown (and spouse Nicole Winters-Brown); step-son Frank Wing III (and spouse Bethany Wing) and grandchildren, Nora Brockwell, Noah Brockwell, Hannah Brockwell, Adalynn Brown, George Brown, Fiona Brown, Connor Wing, Emily Wing, and Alexander Wing.

Kathy grew up in Hampton, Va. She was the third of four daughters born to her parents, Elizabeth Seel Peterson and Sheldon Theron Peterson. In death, she joins her parents and leaves behind her sisters, Miriam Hamilton, Ruth Cleveland, and Beverley Allen.

Kathy completed her Bachelor’s of Science from Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn. (‘72) where she met former husband Judge Lynn W. Brown. After moving to Elizabethton, she finished her Master’s in Education at ETSU in Johnson City, Tenn. Kathy taught biology at Hampton High School in Hampton, Tenn., for more than 20 years and was active with the Ecology Club. It was at a biology teacher conference that she first met Frank.

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A lifelong Presbyterian, Kathy was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton for nearly 50 years and served in key roles at the church, including Sunday school teacher, choir member, session elder, and deacon. An active member of her community, Kathy volunteered with Loaves and Fishes and was a founding member of Friends of Roan Mountain.

The family has chosen to remember her with a celebration of life. They request all Kathy’s loved ones join them in celebration and remembrance on Saturday, October 28, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to support Kathy’s passions: First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W F St., Elizabethton, TN 37643, Loaves and Fishes, 1200 19E Bypass,
Elizabethton, TN 37643 or the Friends of Roan Mountain, 1200 19E Bypass,
Elizabethton, TN 37643. Words of comfort may be shared with the family by visiting our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.

Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the family of Kathleen Wing.