Katharine Elizabeth Brister Lockhart

Katharine Elizabeth Brister Lockhart, 96, of Hearne entered heaven to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She wanted to make it to age 96 and that she did by three days. Katharine was born on December 11, 1921, in Taylor, Texas, to Robert H. Brister and Ruby Irene Neal Brister. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Waco, Texas where she grew up. Katharine received her Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, Master’s degree from Sam Houston State University, and her Supervisory Counseling and Vocational Counseling certifications from Texas A&M University. On June 10, 1952 she married Shirley M. (Pete) Lockhart, moved to Hearne, Texas, and began teaching in Hearne High School. She served as a teacher, and later as Counselor at Hearne High School until retiring in 1987. On July 24, 1986 she married Cecil N. Lockhart. Katharine’s life was one of service - service to the Lord, and service to others. She served in many areas at First Baptist Church, volunteered on the Robertson County Child Protective Services Board, served as the secretary and treasurer of the Norwood Cemetery Association, and was Director of Call- For-Help. She recently received the 2017 RSVP Volunteer of the Year award for the Brazos Valley area. Katharine was preceded in death by her parents,Robert H. Brister and Ruby Irene Neal Brister; her husbands, Pete Lockhart and Cecil Lockhart; her brother, Robert Andrew Brister; and nephew, Scott Lockhart. Survivors include Bart and Luanne Lockhart, Cecil Paul and Del Marie Lockhart; Jodi and Mark Cochran and children Tarah and Travis; Shannon and David Ryan and children; Nicholas and Jacob; Heather and Patrick Tessman and children Rayli, Brayden, and Hunter. Following services at First Baptist Church in Hearne, she was interred in Suggs Cemetery in the Blackjack community. A lovely service, very fitting for Mrs. Katharine, was officiated by Rev. James Hooper of First Baptist Church - Hearne. Pallbearers were Dustin Callen, David White, Floyd Dekle, Dennis Gilliam, Kenny Riels, David Ryan, and Patrick Tessman. Honorary Pallbearers were Henry Bonorden, Les Higgins, and Senior Adult Sunday School Class. A beautiful solo, “Oh What a Day!” was sung by Wilma McCormick, who also accompanied herself on the piano.She also sang an amazing duet with Dylan Fulton, “Sweet Beulah Land”. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 747, Hearne, Texas 77859 or to Call-For-Help on W. 4th St in Hearne. Arrangements were entrusted to Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home on W. 3rd St in Hearne

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