December 16, 1941 ~ July 17, 2022

Born in: Louisville, KY
Resided in: Clarkson, KY

Kathleen Forrister, age 80 of Clarkson, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, July 17 2022. She was born the daughter of Louis F. and Claudia Louise McClure Cavanaugh on December 16, 1941.

Kathleen was a kind and intelligent woman who enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, sewing and quilting. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She honorably served in the U.S. Army’s Women’s Auxillary Corps (WAC) both stateside and overseas, remaining a staunch supporter of our military and service members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Forrister and sisters, Carol Vetter and Mary Wilkinson.

She is survived by her son, John R. Forrister, Jr. wife Bobbie; four grandchildren (Toby, Tyler, Annabelle, John III); daughter, Cheri Campbell husband Ken; and sisters, Sharon Bedwell, Ann DuPuis and her husband Bruce.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Visitation will be held between 4:00 to 7:00 pm CST on Friday at Leitchfield Memorial Chapel in Leitchfield.

Leitchfield Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Forrister. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Kathleen Forrister and sign her virtual guestbook below.


Visitation: July 22, 2022 4:00 pm - July 22, 2022 7:00 pm

Leitchfield Memorial Chapel
2373 Elizabethtown Road
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Funeral Mass: July 23, 2022 12:00 pm

St. Augustine Catholic Church
Clarkson, KY, 42726
Leitchfield, KY 42754

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  1. Aunt Kathleen was a strong and intelligent woman that would stand up for family. She was so loved and will be missed dearly. I am consoled by the memories I have and know she is with God, her husband that she loved so much, her parents and her sisters. I love you and will miss you!

  2. Kathleen and John Sr have been my backyard adjoining lots neighbors for several years. Had many interesting conversations with both John and Katie as I called her. Have missed my conversations with both John and katie but now tis reassuring to know that they are together again. Rest in Peace.

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