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Kate Minnie Pearl Venable

Minnie Pearl "Kate" Venable, age 89, of Tool, TX went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 01, 2017 in her home in Tool attended by her husband and children.
Kate was born in Tool, TX to George and Geneva (Mullins) Pierce and was the fourth of five daughters.  Growing up she enjoyed sewing, cooking and basketball.  Kate graduated from Malakoff High School in 1946.  She worked for the Dallas Fire Department, Dallas Police Department and in 1953 went to New York City to work for the FBI transferring later to Washington DC.  She retired from the Dallas Independent School District in 1993.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, the most precious mother and grandmother and sweetest most caring woman anyone ever met.  Kate will also be remembered as the best cook in the county, or anywhere as far as her family is concerned.
Kate was preceded in death by her sisters, Baby Girl Pierce, Morene Pace, Orene Brown, and Eva Jean Bowden. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Venable; her son Dale Venable and wife Deanna of Tool; her daughter Gail Sullivan and husband Mark of Tool; grandchildren Nancie Bauer and husband Brian of Plano, Clint Venable of Tool, Chance Sullivan and wife Hillary of Forney and Matt Wittram and wife Ashley of Malakoff.  Her legacy lives on in her six great grandchildren also.  She is loved greatly and will be missed by many.
Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday night, December 3, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Huckabee Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points, TX.
Funeral Services for Ms. Kate will be held Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00pm at the First Baptist Church, Tool, TX with Bro. Matt Faircloth officiating.  Interment will follow at the Tool Cemetery, Tool, TX.
Funeral arrangements are under the directions of the Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Homes, Seven Points, TX.


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday, December 3, 2017
Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral
100 Tomlinson Lane
Seven Points, Texas, United States

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Monday, December 4, 2017
First Baptist Church, Tool
1001 N Tool Drive
Tool, Texas, United States


2:00 pm - 3:00 am Monday, December 4, 2017
Tool Cemetery
Church Road
Tool , Texas, United States

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My dear Aunt Kate. I'm only recently learning of your passing. I'll never forget visiting you and Uncle Bob when I was very little, and how incredibly kind you were. I remember your sweet giggles when us kids would play with Uncle Bob's indoor golf gadget. You would send us Christmas cards and gifts in the mail. I always loved when we would take that long drive from Austin to go visit with you. You gave me a jewelry box once that I treasured for years. I remember you being a hell of a driver, and my dad commenting on quick you were behind the wheel. I remember your cooking was something out of this world. You whipped up some pizza rolls once that were so incredible; the whole family was in awe. You made it seem so simple to make a home cooked meal! You made homemade pastries and candies that would put bakeries to shame! I remember you telling me that a small shot of pickle juice is good for the skin. I remember your homemade candies. I regret not getting the chance to visit you in my adult years, and introducing you to my daughters. Your kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. Your spirit will continue to live on my dear Aunt Kate. I love you.

Lillie Bernal Dec 25 2021 10:54 PM

We were so sorry to hear about Kate's passing away. She was such a sweet Christian lady. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ray and Suzanne Hamm, Ruth Anthony Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

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