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Kathleen (Atwood) Shanklin

January 7, 1934 ~ February 9, 2018 (age 84)

Kathleen Shanklin of Liberty, Kentucky, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Casey County Hospital.  She was 84 years of age.

Born January 7, 1934 in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Clay and Nettie Owens Atwood.  Kathleen was a member of Liberty First Baptist Church.  In years past, she was a member of the church choir.  Kathleen also enjoyed quilting, loved to dance and take care of her flowers.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Shanklin of Liberty and James Shanklin of Georgia; one daughter, Bobbie Ray Windom of Georgia; eleven grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren.  Kathleen is also survived by three brothers, Junior Atwood and Gerald Atwood, both of Ohio, and Roger Atwood of Richmond, Kentucky; and one sister, Marie Reeves of Indiana. 

In addition to her parents, Kathleen is preceded in death by her beloved husband, James “Bob” Shanklin, who passed away June 8, 1983; one son, Tommy Shanklin; three daughters, Linda Elliott, Janice Edwards, and Jennifer Shanklin; two brothers, J.C. Atwood and Bobby Atwood; and five sisters, Joyce Roberts, Diann Hamm, Irene Powell, Fredia Black Santee, and Julie Thompson.

Funeral services are 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Liberty First Baptist Church with Brother Jimmy Brown and Brother Marty Shackelford officiating.  Burial will follow in Whited Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Tuesday at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home to help with the purchase of a headstone for Kathleen. 

Kathleen’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at

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