Kathryn Ann Niles, 68, went to be with her Jesus on Wednesday morning, November 28, 2018.
Funeral services will be held 3 pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Grace Church, Borger, TX with Pastor Anthony Curran, pastor LifeHouse Church Waterford Ireland, officiating. Arrangements are by Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Kathryn Ann Niles Sheets was born on April 3, 1950 to Kenneth Boswell Niles and Betty Jo Tilton Niles in Enid, Oklahoma.
When she was a little girl, the family moved to Borger where she lived in their family home until her marriage to William Gary Sheets on August 9, 1969.
As a young married couple, they lived in a tiny apartment and she attended Frank Phillips College where she was a cheerleader and member of the tennis team.
In September of 1970, she and Gary moved to Charlotte, South Carolina. During their time in South Carolina, Kathy worked as a bank proof, in a dress shop, and finally at the office in a knitting mill just days before their first son William Brady Sheets was born on January 3, 1976 at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in Kannapolis, NC. Although their time there was relatively short, they made many lifelong friendships.
As soon as they started a family, Kathy wanted to be close to family, so they moved back to Borger, TX in September of 1976 where she focused on raising a family. They welcomed their first daughter, Briana Dawn Sheets Curran on December 13, 1979 at Golden Plains Community Hospital in Borger, TX. Their youngest daughter Courtney Ann Sheets Smith was born on October 26, 1987 in Borger, TX at Golden Plains Community Hospital.
As a young mother, Kathy was a member of the Potpourri Women’s Club of Borger, a Mary Kay consultant which provided lasting memories of playing with makeup for all the girls in the family, and a longtime member at Wesley Methodist where she was baptized, actively served in VBS, taught Sunday School, and participated in United Methodist Women.
Her sweet disposition, positive attitude, and willingness to help endeared her to many church families, community groups, students, and children over the years. She is loved and remembered fondly by many friends and family for her various roles of involvement within Wesley United Methodist, Cornerstone Church of Borger, Cornerstone Church of Dumas, Cornerstone Church of Wheeler, Cornerstone Church of Amarillo, and Grace Church of Borger.
With the love, help, and support of her family, in 1989, Kathy returned to finish her formal education and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. Kathy received three job offers; one from Australia, Gruver ISD and Spring Creek ISD.
She accepted the job offer from Spring Creek ISD and began her career as a 2nd Grade Teacher. Over her career there she covered many positions as: Special Education Inclusion teacher, Art teacher, the coordinator for district testing, special education, English language learners, and the migrant program. She retired from Spring Creek ISD in May 2016 to become a full time Grandma “Lala” to her youngest grandson, Bodi Smith.
She was preceded in death by her brother Paul Niles, her parents, Betty Jo Tilton Niles, and Kenneth Boswell Niles.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Gary Sheets, her son William Brady Sheets and wife Shawna of Borger, TX, daughter Briana Curran and husband Anthony of Waterford, Ireland, daughter Courtney Smith and husband Bo of Borger, TX, and five grandchildren: William Colby Sheets, Haley Jade Sheets, Samuel Anthony Curran, Zoe Ann Curran, and Bodi Dean Smith.
She is cherished in the community, amongst friends, and within family as a loyal friend, confidant, collaborator, teacher, role model, civic and church leader, daughter, big sister, Aunt Kathy, Grandma, Lala, Sweetheart, and Mom.
... take another piece of my heart.
victory within sadness,
rejoice yet share a tear.
So goes a friend
to our Friend.
Blessings to family and friends.
LARRY SUMPTERARLINGTON, TX
David and I are so very sorry to hear about Kathy. She was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. Please know the family will be in our prayers.
David and Laraine BronsBorger, TX
Sending all our love and prayers.
Jonathan & Cherith LoperWaterford,
Gary I'm so sorry. I loved running unto Kathy at Curves. We would exercise and catch up with each others lives. I still can't believe it. Love to all of you.
Cindy HeadBorger, TX
I'm heartsick Gary. I loved Kathy and still can't believe it. She was rhe kindest person I knew. It was always fun running into at Curves. We would talk and exeecise
Cindy HeadBorger, TX
My heart goes out to all of you that were loved by Kathy. She was such a sweet and kind person. I did not see her often, but when I did, I always loved talking to her. I am so happy that we are sure she had given her heart to the Lord. I will see her someday over on that other shore! May the peace of Christ be in your hearts.
Rossetta HannaBorger, TX
I remember Kathy as such a sweet sweet woman who loved her family and children with all of her heart! She will be missed fiercely! But I know she is fiercely proud of her God living children! My love and prayers go to the family in this time of sorrow.
Cristi Mitchell JonesPerry, OK
So sorry for your loss. May God hold you in His loving arms, and give you comfort!
Toni AmesBorger, TX
Kathy was among several young mothers with whom I carpooled to West Texas A&M. Reflecting with another of those old carpool-buddies today at the sad news of Kathy's passing, we share the common sentiment that Kathy was an extremely kind and thoughtful person. We remember our carpool experience fondly, all of us mothers in the same stage of life with a common goal. Our cars were like wheeled cocoons of mutual support as we spent each 3hr round trip exchanging stories of our children, husbands and challenges completing our course work. I didn't realize then how much we depended on each other. We all became teachers in different school districts, and over the years only ran into each other now and then. On those occasions, Kathy greeted me with a warm smile and a hug, as though the years had not passed. I feel blessed to have known her, and send my most heartfelt regards to her family on this very sad occasion.
Dawn KnoblochFritch, TX
Kathy was a “friend” to all. She expressed the Love of Jesus to everyone she met. Juanita and I had the privilege of knowing Kathy for a short period - what a true child of God. We continue to Pray for the Family.
Junior & Juanita CastilloSchertz, TX
Brady, Rod and I were so sad to hear the news about your Mom. We knew her at Church and she was such a blessing. We pray for peace and comfort for all of your sweet family during this time. Cindy and Rod Barber
Cindy BarberFRITCH, TX
We will remember Kathy for her smiling face, sweet personality, sincerity, and the beautiful person she was to everyone. I met her in classes at FPC, as we were both adults trying to get our degree in Elementary Education. We carpooled with 2 other mothers, with the same career goal. So many happy memories. My husband met Kathy coming to our home for study groups. She was so dedicated to her family and her dream to teach. Our conversations weren’t frequent, but it never seemed like any time had passed. . . just picking up where we had left off. She was a dear friend. Our deepest sympathy to all of her family. Heaven has another Earthly angel in its arms.
Debbie and Gary SchickBorger, TX
I’m praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
Leeann Kossey OverstreetAmarillo, TX
I knew Kathy growing up at Wesley Methodist also, she was sweet and loving and loved our Lord. May her reward be great in heaven!
Cheryl ChapmanPanhandle Texas, TX
Gary and family, your loss is truly heavens gain! Kathy was one of a kind and her life and love for God certainly speaks for itself. Prayers for you and your family during this time because I know Kathy is already rejoicing on streets of gold! Blessings and prayers!
Linda Jennings SkilesFort Smith, TX
Prayers and thoughts are with u at this very sad time sending all our love over to u 🕊🕊🌹🌹
Gary and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Sheets was a wonderful lady, we enjoyed her when our kids were little at Spring Creek. Cherish the memories, for they will help comfort you.....
John and Lida WhiteheadSkellytown, TX
Praying for you all during this time. She was one amazing lady, so thankful for the hope of Heaven and eternity.
Samarah MeilAmarillo, TX
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Mark & Rena SandovalRogers, AR
We will miss all your laughter, kindness, support, and great conversations. Prayers for all your wonderful family. The world was a better place with you. We will see you in our future, love you all❤ Dana & Tamyra Porter
Tamyra PorterBorger, TX
I'm so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was always so sweet. My thoughts and prayers going out to the whole family.
Lori KennedyJoplin, MO
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. Brady, she was an amazing woman and loved you dearly. Love you all,Heid
Heidi PumphreyBorger, TX
prayers & love to your family during this difficult time of loss.
Kerrie ReamBorger, TX
Gary and family I am sorry to hear about Kathy. She has always had a sweet spirit. We all met in high school. Such fun memories. Rest in Heaven my sweet friend. Robert and Shirley Bradley
Shirley BradleyBorger, TX
She was my best friend she understands stood the amount of pain that I was going through with my parents divorce she was always there for me she taught me so much I love u so much and I'm happy that you went home your in no more pain no more suffer god took all the healing I love u. You were like a nana to me at school your the only one that made my day and was beside me through and through everything I hope I get to see u again I love u
Alyssa FultonBorger, TX
Gary and family,
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. We send our prayers and love to you all. May you feel the love of many family and friends and peace from our Heavenly Father. ❤️✝️🙏🏻
Clark and Lori NilesBulverde, TX
So sorry to heart about Kathy.... May God wrap her entire family a little tighter in His Loving Arms at this very difficult time.
Stacy MitchellBirger, TX
Heartbroken for you all and praying for your family during this difficult time.
Laura ArringtonPanhandle, TX
Y’all are in our prayers love y’all
Matt and Jennifer ArmstrongBorger, TX
Oh Gary, I'm shocked and so sorry. I just found out at Church. I loved Kathy. We didn't see each other often, but when we did, it was just like old times. We talked and talked.
Jim and I are praying for your family.
Cindy HeadBorger, TX
Love you all Kathy was so sweet to us and always had smile. Heartfelt prayers for all. Will be thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Steve and Pat Searcy
Steve and Pat SearcyStinnett, TX
Dear Gary...I was so sorry to hear about Kathy...She was such a wonderful & lovely person. We shared such wonderful times as childhood friends. She always had such a sweet and caring personality...My prayers & love are with you and your family. Kathy will always have a place in my heart!...God bless her memory.
Beverly BennettLayon, UT
Gary, I was so sad to hear of Kathy’s passing. You and all the family are in my prayers. God bless you and give you comfort.
Karen StoneDenver, CO
I’m so sorry to hear about Mrs. Sheets!!! She was always so bubbly and fun to talk to!!! I will always remember her. Praying for everyone today.
Malani Heyman and FamilyAmarillo, TX
So sorry to hear ... May the Creator of the Universe take the Sheets family in His loving arms during this time of great sorrow. Cathy was such a sweet soul and will be missed so much.
Gary SmithBorger, TX
So sorry to hear of your loss. Kathy has touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
Sara RambyBorger, TX
Jimmie and l want to express our sincere condolences of the loss of Kathy! May the Lord Bless Gary and all his family! ❤️😊
Larry/Jimmie ReedBorger, TX
Kathy was a sweet classmate. I know she was a delight to her family & will be missed. My condolences go out to her family.
Peggy Patterson PettonBurleson, TX
I was so sad to see this. Kathy was the bubbly and nicest person. I'll never forget the support and loved she showed me as I started my teaching career. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers of comfort and peace to all her family.
Veronica DavisBorger, TX
yolanda j wilsonBorger, TX
Such sad news for such a sweet lady. Prayers for all the family at such a difficult time.
Nona ComptonBorger, TX
Our prayers are with we will miss Kathy she always had a smile for everyone. Our hearheartts
Steve and Pay SearcyStinnett, TX