Mary Kathryn (Kitty) Galloway Boreing, 87, of Jonesborough passed away at her home with her family by her side on June 16, 2020.
Kitty was born February 28, 1933 to Clyde and Kathleen Crouch Galloway of Sulphur Springs. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School. Kitty was married to Cecil Boreing for 62 years and was the mother to Forrest, David, Pam and Brent.
Kitty served her church and community faithfully. She was a member of Sulphur Springs Baptist Church for many years and was presently a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church. She and her husband, Cecil, volunteered with the Southern Baptist Innovators program in Yellowstone National Park for ten years. She also served on the board of directors for Farm Bureau.
Kitty loved to travel with her husband and felt fortunate to have spent time in the Holy Lands, Alaska and Yellowstone National Park. Kitty enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish.
Among her many skills she was an accomplished seamstress, a master gardener and a wonderful cook. Her homemade rolls and cinnamon buns were favorites at church and family gatherings.
She also loved to read, paint and sing.
Kitty was a caring, kind and patient woman of faith and will be missed by her family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, Jonesborough on June 20, 2020 at 3:00 o’clock with Pastor Tommy Clark officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 pm Saturday prior to the service.
Kitty was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil F. Boreing, parents Clyde Walter Galloway and Kathleen Mae Crouch Galloway, brothers J. B. and wife Maxine Galloway, Clyde Walter, Jr. and wife Mary Galloway and Louis Crouch Galloway.
She is survived by sons, William Forrest and Sharon Fletcher Boreing, David Royce and Annette Cobble Boreing, Richard Brent Boreing and Donna Hargrave, daughter Pamela Proffitt Wooten and sister-in-law Billie Haga Galloway. Grandchildren, Heather Shea Boreing, John David Paxton Boreing, Jillian Annette Boreing Street, Sherwin Faith Proffitt Taylor, Franklin Andrew Proffitt, Michael Todd Proffitt and Ryan Allen Proffitt, Carla Michelle Boreing Spiker and Julie Denise Boreing Carty, thirteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to offer sincere appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Amedisys Home Health Care.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cherry Grove Baptist Church Food Pantry, 104 Cherry Grove Rd. Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659.
The Hobart Powell family
The Boreing family has been special to our family for many many many years! Starting back with our years together at Sulphur Springs High School and continuing to the present, there’s been lots of wonderful get-togethers and memories! Lori, Hobie, Jim, and I certainly have each of you in our thoughts and prayers! You are dearly loved by us and many many others!
Cried through the video! Thanks for including my mama in the pictures! They were special friends since childhood and enjoyed many sleep overs together. I will miss Kitty’s sweet comments on my FB posts and pictures! She told me she was tired and ready to go to her Heavenly home. She will be dearly missed by family and friends but happy at last back with Cecil! Love, Hugs, thoughts and prayers from Steve and I, Sincerely, Deb Broyles Light
Sheila Carson Gouge and I wanted to let you know that you're in our thoughts and prayers. I wish both of us could be there to pay our respects. Unfortunately neither of us are able to be there. Just know we are thinking about you and love you.
Gale and Lula Gray
I have so many fond memories of Kitty but what I remember most was her beautiful smile. I admired her tremendously and can't articulate adequately what an influence she had on me. I am asking God to surround you with his perfect love. Much love to all. Lula
Steve and Lisa Stafford
Mrs Boreing was such a great lady of our community. I spent several stayovers growing up with David years ago. Remember the great food and family atmosphere and with her father just down the road, as David and I always visited him to fish in his pond. Her love and care of family was such a testament to her Faith. It was an honor to have been able to know her over these years! May God bless the family. We send our prayers and love.
Your mom was a special lady. You are a lot like her, Pam. She had lots of good years here on earth and now she is home with your dad.
Kitty and Cecil were like second parents to me and they always made me feel like part of their family since my days at Milligan in 1975. They were two of the kindest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing. Their love for each other and their fierce protection of family were evident to anyone who ever met them. They are back together and reveling with our Lord. I’ll miss them dearly.
Don & Pat Critcher.
We first met Cecil and Kitty in 2000 in West Yellowstone, MT and remember their kindness to us. They were wonderful Christian people and we will never forget our time spent together. Family, you are in our prayers and in Christ we will meet again.
Larry and Betty Barr
May God give you peace at this time of your loss. It is always hard to lose someone you love but her and Cecil are back together. We are keeping you in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss. I'm sure she is very happy where she is now, as well as those who have been waiting for her arrival!
Don and Sandra Reimer
Kitty will enter the gates of heaven with beautiful wings. She was one of the kindness lady we got to know in this lifetime...She will be missed...God Bless all her family and peace surround everyone.