Kathryn Croft Tully
Kathryn Croft Tully, of Roanoke, Va died June 18th at Roanoke Memorial Hospital of heart failure.
She was born on January 16, 1912, in Ansted, WV. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Howard Croft and Lula Milam Croft, and the widow of Henry Montgomery Tully, Jr.
She received a BA Degree from Concord College, Athens, WV, a Masters Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, and an MA Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Omega Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, West Virginia; Past Worthy Matron of Hope Chapter #1, Order of the Eastern Star, Boone, NC; Past President of Boone Business and Professional Woman's Club; North Carolina Business Education Association; Alpha Gamma Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teachers organization in Northwestern North Carolina; and President of the Williamson Road Woman's Club in Roanoke, Va. She was active in church affairs.
Mrs. Tully was professor in the College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC for thirty years. She was named Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Woman's Club and was listed in Personalities of the South and International Who's Who in Education.
She received faculty emerita status from the University of North Carolina the year she retired.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Miss Florence Croft. She is survived by 1 son, Dr. Samuel M. Tully and daughter-in-law, Barbara, of Palm Bay, Florida; 2 grandsons, Christopher Montgomery Tully and Steven Croft Tully and wife, Melesia, of Mt. Airy, NC; 1 great-granddaughter, Samantha Tully Cockram and husband, Paul, and 2 great-great-grandchildren, David and Hallie.
A special thanks is given to the staff of Eastwood Assisted Living, Friendship Manor and the staff of Palliative Care Unit of Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Roanoke, VA, on Saturday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to St. James Episcopal Church.
Arrangements by Oakey's North Chapel 540-362-1237.