William Harold and Mary Katherine Kingery
There’s nothing quite like the love of a pet. So many of us feel that these companions make our home complete. Mary Katherine Kingery loved her dog and had a great passion for the humane care of animals. Upon her death and per her bequest, an endowment fund was established at the Community Foundation in memory of her and her husband, Harold, that will provide funding for the care and shelter of homeless animals; the medical care of injured animals; the housing and placement of animals; and the feeding and general welfare of animals. The fund is appropriately named “Friends of Domestic Animals.”
In addition, Mary Katherine’s passion for caregiving extended to people. As a result, a second fund named the William Harold and Mary Katherine Kingery Charitable Endowment will generate perpetual income for the good work of the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation to be used at the organization’s discretion.
Mary loved the outdoors, grew beautiful roses, and enjoyed fishing. She and her husband farmed east of Gwynneville and had one daughter, Nancy. They loved to travel and collected bells from around the country.