Ms. Kathryn Helen (Hutchins) Gothard Jones, age 88, of Trenton, FL passed away on July 8, 2021, at the Cross City Rehab. She was born on September 16, 1932, in Tekonsha, Michigan to Harry Lee Hutchins, Sr. and Anna Belle Rarick. As a child, the family decided to move to Tampa, during the move, the truck broke down in Old Town, so the family decided to settle here opening a machine shop and saw mill. Ms. Kathy graduated from Dixie County High School then began working for the FBI in Washington, DC. After her stint in law enforcement, she moved back home and married George Jones. She loved working and being a farmer’s wife. She also worked for the Gilchrist County School Board for 20 ½ years and was famous for her cooking. As some have said, “ She could make dirt taste good.” Ms. Jones was a member of the Jennings Lake Seventh Day Advent Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, 4 siblings, and her husband, George Jones.
Ms. Jones is survived by her sons, Steve (Min Tao) Gothard of Idaho, Wayne (Darlene) Gothard of Chiefland, and Billy (Candi) Jones of Trenton; her sister, May Green of AL; numerous grandchildren, great-great children, one great-great granddaughter, and extended family also survive.
A funeral to honor Ms. Jones’ life will be held on Thursday, July 15, at 11:00 am at her church, Jennings Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church in Trenton. She will be laid to rest at the church cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton, FL. 352-463-8888. www.watsonmilton.com