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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Monday November 19th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Tuesday November 20th, 2018

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Kathryn Jean Trull

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice; let the sea and what fills it resound, let the plains be joyful and all that is in them. Then let all the trees of the forest rejoice before the Lord who comes. Ps 96:11-12

Kathryn Jean Trull, age 71, entered eternal life Thursday, November 15th at home, surrounded by much love and her family.  Kathryn’s love for family came second only to her deep love of Jesus, which she shared with each of us in turn.

This deep love lingers and is imprinted in our everyday moments; in walking through the woods, collecting a fallen leaf, discovering a hidden bird’s nest (or animal scat), baking cookies (or getting dinner to the table late), when reading books, saying prayers, attending mass.  Her love of these things will bring comfort, and her strength to face hardship will echo in our hearts, telling us to “hike up our boots” and to “give it to Jesus” when things get tough.

Her greatest legacy is her desire to see God in each moment, be it in the traditions of the Church and Holy Mass, or by marveling at the work of His hands in the natural world around us.  It seems especially fitting that at the time of her last breath “her boys” (grandchildren Nathaniel, Dominic and Andrew) were out in the field planting a maple tree.

She is survived in life by her loving husband John, her children Daniel, Jessica and son-in-law Mark, grandchildren Nathaniel, Dominic, Andrew and James.  Also by her mother Mary Jeffers, sister Cheryl Dreyer & family, and Bonnie DeMarco (Mark’s mother).

Vigil will be held at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Sylva on Monday, November 19th from 5:30-7:30 with Rosary at 6:00.  In keeping with her joy found in church tradition; a latin rite funeral Mass will be said at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Sylva on Tuesday, November 20th 2018 at 10:30.

Burial will follow at Gwynn Cemetery in Canton, NC.

Kathryn prayed often for our Priests and an increase in vocations. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Saint Joseph's Seminary in Charlotte.


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To the Family, There are no words powerful enough to express sorrow for your loss. By dying for us Jesus also paved the way so that one day soon we will no longer experience the pain of losing our loved ones to that ugly enemy death. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Soon there will be a reuniting, a bringing back to life instead of losing life. (John 5:28,29) Until then, may this promise from God give you peace and calm your aching hearts. With deepest sympathy

KS Dec 8 2018 12:00 AM

Dear John, So sorry to hear of your wife passing. I will keep you in my prayers. Your Cousin Carol Trull Eisenbrey

Carol Trull Eisenbrey Nov 20 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Trulls passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Patrick Brown Nov 19 2018 12:00 AM

Kathryn was my cousin, e had so much fun together as children running through the fields. I am sorry I didn't get to see her before she passed.Many Blessings

Floss Barber Nov 19 2018 12:00 AM

She was a beautiful and tremendous example of what a daughter of God should be. In love with the church, her faith, the Holy Mass, and a staunch defender of life, especially in the womb. I know Our Lord has rewarded her for it. Prayers and condolences to John and his family,

Pablo Gonzalez Nov 17 2018 12:00 AM

Dear John, Jessica, Daniel and family. Lonnie and I just wanted to tell you that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathryn will be missed by many. We are sending you our love and prayers from Italy. Sincerely, Lonnie and Irene Puzza

Lonnie and Irene Pizza Nov 17 2018 12:00 AM

What a beautiful woman and person, Mrs. Trull was. I am very sorry that you have suffered this loss. It is hard to know just what to say when a loved one dies. Be assured that our loving Creator is aware of your loss and pain. Through His son, Christ Jesus, he has arranged to bring back to life, "all those in the memorial tombs." (John 5:28,29) At that time, Rev. 21:3-5 says: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandma and friend. May God's Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl, jw.org - healingwordsforu@gmail.com

Meryl Nov 17 2018 12:00 AM

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