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Katherine "Kate" L. (Smith) Nave

November 8, 1940 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 81)

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Katherine “Kate” L. Nave, 81, of Huntington, IN, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Kate was born on November 8, 1940, in Collamer, IN, to Kenneth and Dorothie (Huggins) Smith.  Her parents preceded her in death.   Kate married Larry E. Nave on October 23, 1960, and he preceded her in death on January 7, 2017.

Kate graduated from South Whitley High School in 1958 and from Fort Wayne Beauty College. She worked many years as a supervisor and retired from Triad-Utrad in Huntington.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, in Huntington.  She was also a member of the ESA Sorority, the DAR, the local Home Economics Club, and just enjoyed being a social butterfly.  Kate and Larry loved spending winters in Mission, Texas at Split Rail Park where one year they were named King and Queen of the park.

 Kate is survived by two sons, Timothy (Sherion) Nave, Antony (Caryn) Nave, both of Huntington, IN; one daughter, Penny (Roger) Emley, Wabash, IN; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one sister, Betty Lane, TN.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Smith.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Rd, Huntington, IN  46750, with Pastor Bobby Kemp officiating.

A burial will follow at Cleveland Township Cemetery, South Whitley, IN.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either of the following: First Church of the Nazarene, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Riley Children’s Foundation in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN  46750.

McElhaney- Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is entrusted with the arrangements. On line condolences may be sent to www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
May 27, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Huntington First Church of the Nazarene (Huntington)
1555 Flaxmill Rd
Huntington, IN 46750

Funeral Service
Friday
May 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Huntington First Church of the Nazarene (Huntington)
1555 Flaxmill Rd
Huntington, IN 46750

Graveside Service
Friday
May 27, 2022

12:15 PM
Cleveland Township Cemetery
7550 W St. Road 14
South Whitley, IN 46787

Donations

Huntington First Church of the Nazarene
c/o McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750
Tel: 1-260-356-3320
Email: mike@McElhaneyHartFuneralHome.com

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Riley Children's Foundation
c/o McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750
Tel: 1-260-356-3320
Web: https://give.rileykids.org/give/288870/#!/donation/checkout

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