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Kathleen Mccord

January 31, 1947 — January 6, 2020

Kathleen “Kathy” Delores Collier McCord, age 72, died on Monday, January 6, 2020. She was born January 31, 1947, in Nashville, TN to William A. Collier, Sr. and Grace Mae Young Collier, who preceded her in death, along with her beloved husband of 48 years, Jerry McCord, III. A Christian at an early age, she taught Sunday School at her family’s home church, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, and subsequently, at churches in the Indianapolis area. After graduating from Pearl High School, with honors in 1965, she received a B.A. in English, with honors, from Fisk University and a M.A. in Education from Indiana University. She was a beloved educator for 34 years as English Department Chair and Honors English Coordinator (Washington Township). After retirement she volunteered and donated her time to many worthy civic causes. She was a member and officer of the Washington Township Education Association, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, Fisk University Alumni, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Senior Saints, The Quettes, The Literary Club, and Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society.
She is survived by two devoted sons, William “Tony” of Indianapolis and Jerry “DJ”, IV (Bridget) and granddaughter, Lauren McCord, of Atlanta, GA; sister-in-law, Cheryl McCord Acklin and two nieces, Skyler and son, Kylen, and Camryn Acklin of Nashville, TN; and adoring siblings, (Rev. Dr.) Karen Collier, Debbie (Renard) Hirsch; William (Flo) Collier of Nashville, TN, and (Rev. Dr.) Cody (Sharon) Collier of Kansas City, Missouri; and numerous loving nieces and nephews and dear family friends, including Jennifer Williams and Nancy Bridgeforth.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 12:00 noon-1:00pm with the Ivy Beyond the Wall Service at 12:45pm to with the funeral to follow at 1:00pm, Lavenia & Summers, 5811 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218. In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions in Kathy’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, the Leukemia Foundation, or Fisk University.

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