Katherine “Kay” Pittman

Katherine “Kay” Pittman

CROSS PLAINS-Katherine “Kay” Pittman, age 84, of Cross Plains, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Heartland Country Village surrounded by her family.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Niles Center, Ill., the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Spryopoulos) Botsios. She married James Pittman on Jan. 3, 1950. He preceded her in death in 2008. Katherine worked as a supervisor for AT&T for over 35 years until her retirement in 1990. She was a member of AT&T Pioneers and Twin Valley Free Will Baptist Church. Katherine enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, cooking, flower gardening, and participating in any Greek activities, but mostly she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Katherine is survived by her son, Col. James O. (Jaclyn “Mai”) Pittman Jr.; three daughters, Mary (Paul) Bishop, Elizabeth Tetzner and Martha Ann (Mark Covaleski) Pittman; 11 grandchildren, Nicole Faeh, Naomi Zmuda, Maren Swain, Dexter Hauser, Rachel Melville, Michelle Zigah, Anna Melville, Paul Covaleski, Nicholas Covaleski, James Malmquist and Aaron Covaleski; 14 great-grandchildren; and six sisters, Georgia Kanios, Toula (Bill) Mourafetis, Jenny (Steve)Kireopoulos, Theodora Gerontakis, Connie Manitzas, and Elaine Kirner. In addition to her husband, James, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Sam, William and Gus Botsios; and her sisters, Tina Cardoso and Patricia Botsios.

Funeral services will be held at TWIN VALLEY FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 4036 Twin Valley Rd., Middleton, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday Feb. 27, 2017, with Pastor Carlie Lloyd presiding. Burial will be at Middleton Junction Cemetery. Visitation will be held at church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Alzheimer’s Association, Twin Valley Free Will Baptist Church or Agrace HospiceCare.

“You were the best. Always gentle, always loving, always there. How will we go on without you? We will always keep you in our hearts and will never stop loving or missing you. Always, your loving family.”

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.