Kathleen Rita (Sears) Petersen

June 17, 1950 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 72)


Kathleen Rita Petersen, 72 of Perkinston, passed away peacefully September 18, 2022 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was born June 17, 1950 in Brainerd, MN, the youngest of six children to William and Elva (Oakes) Sears. She was a graduate of Brainerd High School with the Class of 1968, and went on to have a long, successful career as a secretary. Kathy was a military wife and mother of one daughter before retiring from secretarial work. She then turned to a second career as a commerical driver. Kathy was the type that never met a stranger and was well known as the one who was there if you needed something. She loved the holidays with her daughter, taking her grandson fishing, and in her spare time, enjoyed her hobbies of painting and candle making. A fun and honest firecraker of a woman, she will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded by her parents, William and Elva Sears; her sisters Carol Wgeishofski and Wilma Sears, and brothers Lewis, Robert, and Billy Sears. Left to cherish her memories are: her loving daughter Vicki (John) Owens of Gulfport, and her grandson Dakota, also of Gulfport, and her life partner Carl Pointer of Perkinston. Kathy's final wishes were to be cremated without any fanfare, which her family is honoring. Trinity Funeral Services is honored to serve the Petersen family in their time of need and asks everyone to keep them in your prayers through this difficult time.

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