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Clara Louise Kitts

Clara Louise Kitts, 67, of Stem passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 at her home.

Clara was born in West Virginia on December 28, 1954 to the late Clarence Lewis Hardin and Betty Jane Tate. Clara met the love of her life Tim, while they were both in high school and they were married two years later at Brushfork Methodist Church in Bluefield, West Virginia. She retired from Verizon with twenty-five years of service. Clara was a loving wife, mother and a caring friend always willing to lend a helping hand.

All services will be private.

She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Timothy Lee Kitts; one son, Timothy Lee Kitts Jr. (Melissa Hershman) and a niece, Megan Renee Parrish of Pocahontas, VA and two special childhood friends, Barbara and Betty Slade of Bluefield, VA. She was preceded in death by her half-sister, Patricia Carol Parrish and two half-brothers, Ralph Hardin and John Hardin.


  • Missy Hershman Posted July 16, 2022 10:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Loved her like she was my mother. Hugs and prayers to you both! Love you both

  • Willie and Christa Lowe Posted July 17, 2022 12:00 am

    Louise was a very kind and sweet lady. I am so happy to have known her! Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Angela Starke Posted July 17, 2022 12:35 am

    My prayers to the family as you have all been a blessing.

  • Joyce Cates Posted July 17, 2022 12:57 am

    I am so glad to have know Louise, she was a dear friend. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Dickie and Ollie Harris Posted July 17, 2022 1:09 am

    Tom and family we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Prayers for all of you.

  • Clay Cawthorne Posted July 17, 2022 1:16 am

    So sorry for your loss. Hope everyone is doing as good as can be expected.

  • Betty Slade Posted July 17, 2022 3:13 am

    What precious memories we will always have of growing up in the Bluestone Valley with our dearest childhood friend Louise. I just wrote down two pages of memories. I will mail those to you. She was so kind. You were the perfect pair. Love and prayers, Barbara and Betsy

  • Becky Austin Posted July 17, 2022 11:16 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Louise was a beautiful sweet person. It breaks my heart that she is no longer here. I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. I am praying for your peace and comfort. Love you.

  • Karen Minor Posted July 17, 2022 11:17 am

    My prayers for the family. I had the honor of knowing and working with Louise at GTE/Verizon. She had such a beautiful spirit!!

  • Kesha Evans Posted July 17, 2022 12:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss, our condolences. She was a sweet lady, glad we had the chance to know her.

  • Austin Hershman Posted July 17, 2022 12:45 pm

    Sorry for your loss kitts. She was a very sweet amazing woman, I’m glad I got to know her.

  • Brenda Hayes Posted July 17, 2022 1:15 pm

    My prayers for the family as they go through this difficult time

  • Beth Wehrle Posted July 17, 2022 1:52 pm

    Sending love & hugs your way. So very sorry for your loss! Continued prayers for the days ahead.

  • JoAnna Fout Posted July 17, 2022 1:56 pm

    Prayers for your family. Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

  • TC Posted July 17, 2022 2:01 pm

    Many heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of The Kitts. ❤️

  • Tommy Miller Posted July 17, 2022 2:43 pm

    Prayers and condolences to the family , friends and loved ones. May God be with you all in this time of loss.

  • Patty Posted July 17, 2022 2:47 pm

    She was a wonderful friend, wife and mother. It was a privilege to have know her. The thing I remember about her was when we was building a porch and I had her husband Tim getting upset. I remember her laughing so much. An her going in an out and when she thought something was wrong she would tell them. Rest In Peace wonderful lady you will be sadly missed. No one could replace you ❤️❤️😢😢

  • Dan & Michele Hinnant Posted July 17, 2022 4:47 pm

    Miss Louise you were a kind, gentle and caring person here on earth to Michele and me. You were a good friend and neighbor to us here on earth. When we were ill in body or spirit you gave us nourishment, be it food or prayer or both.
    Miss Louise you will be missed in many ways; we will miss seeing you tend your flowers and knowing it is spring, we will miss seeing your mail box flag change with the seasons, I will miss thinking it is time to cut my grass and telling Tim, ”tell Miss Louise I am going to cut my grass because I don’t want her thinking bad of me”.
    Miss Louise, I know you are in a better place, one of joy and grace but you will be missed here on earth. We love you.

  • Jessi Jordan Posted July 17, 2022 8:11 pm

    Prayers for your family. She was a beautiful woman. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but have heard so many Great things about her through Missy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Until you meet again ❤️

  • Duane Caldwell Posted July 18, 2022 1:00 am

    Tim, we grew up in our teen years more like brothers than cousins. We have been separated by many miles and many years, but our hearts are still entwined. The more you love someone, the more devastating is their loss to you, so I only know you could not be suffering any more from her loss, because I know the great love you two shared. Strength comes from God, may he bless you and keep you during this time.

  • Velma Demps Posted July 18, 2022 4:34 am

    Writing this comment is so hard because we never want this day to come; we never want to loose someone we care so much about. Loosing Louise is a loss to all of us. I had so much fun working with her at GTE/Verizon. She was a great person and a great friend. I will always remember the great memories and she will be dearly missed. Tim, my heart goes out to you and your family and you will diffently be in my prayers. May God comfort you and give you strength for the days ahead.

  • Krystal Barlow Posted July 18, 2022 5:09 pm

    I am so sorry Tim, Timmy, and family. The kindness and care she extended to me and my family will never be forgotten. She’s truly a beautiful person inside and out. Much love and many prayers.

  • JAMES SCHMOKER Posted July 18, 2022 7:30 pm

    Louise a wonderful part of a package deal who will always be lovingly appreciated and missed is moved on now to the next realm. Louise was the type to say what you meant and mean what she said and I have it on good authority that God likes that. Louise was a kind soul as I recall one day years ago when Tim brought a stray coworker home that was separated from his wife and kids by several states about Christmas in 1987 and instead of being upset when she found the freezer empty because Tim had fed all of the multiple TV dinners to his new friend Louise smiled and said they would just buy more. A few days later Tim brought the same guy home again and Tim handed me the phone telling me to call my family long distance was fine but what I will always remember was it was Louise who gave Tim the phone nodding for him to hand me.

  • Beth Ellis Posted July 19, 2022 1:58 pm

    I am so sorry Kitts for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad! She sounded like a sweet woman from the stories I have heard. Hugs to you both!

  • robert harris Posted July 19, 2022 6:40 pm

    my prayers for tim an tim jr may god lay his arm around yalls shoulders

  • Dwayne Posted July 21, 2022 1:32 am

    Prayers and hugs to you and your Dad my friend. I have no words just sending love ❤️

  • Ernie Szakacs Posted July 21, 2022 2:11 am

    Tim, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Louise is such a special person and will be missed in so many different ways. The legacy she leaves behind is a testimony to the wonderful person she was. Her passing leaves a void that time will have to heal. You and your family are in my thoughts and.prayers

  • Cindy Morris Lester Posted July 25, 2022 3:00 am

    Oh my sweet Aunt Louise, you will be dearly missed! I can hear your laugh as if you are right beside me! I pray the Lord will comfort Uncle Tim and your children in their time of need!

  • Cheryl (Patrick) Conley Posted July 28, 2022 11:40 am

    Was so sorry to hear about Louise passing. Have wonderful memories of Louise, Jerri and Patty from high school. Prayers for her family during this difficult time.

  • Tim Kitts Posted August 5, 2022 4:49 pm

    Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you, my precious wife. We shared many good times, travels, and special places together. I am trying to adjust to life without you, but, my heart is broken, and at every turn and touch, I see and feel your presence. I was blessed to have had you for 49+ years, and know I will get to see you again someday. I tell you “I Love You Sweetpea” every night I go to bed. I even find myself talking to you as if you are right beside me. I will continue to live my life as I know you would want me to. Until that wonderful day I see you again, know that I WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER!
    Your Loving Husband,
    Timothy Kitts
    August 05, 2022

    • Robin Dublin Posted September 22, 2022 3:20 pm

      I had been calling her number but no response. We talked often. I miss the conversations we had. Tim I am so sorry and sad to hear about her passing. I wish I could call and physically talk to her now. We worked in the same department and retired from the same department. Tim my number is (919) 260-2300 if you need to talk to someone. My condolences.

  • David and Tessa Walls Posted August 9, 2022 11:32 pm

    We are saddened by your loss. Mrs. Kitts was very special to our family. She treated my kids as if shebhad known them since birth. She treated them like grandchildren and would always make then feel special with her gifts for the holidays. My daughters miss her and loved her kindness. They would always have to go over and see Mr. And Mrs. Kitts before trick or treating. They adored her sweet nature. She will be missed in the neighborhood.

  • Don & Kendra Timberlake Posted August 12, 2022 1:38 am

    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of our neighbor of 25 years. Mrs. Kitts was always friendly, and we admired the way she kept her beautiful flowers, yard, and garden. Her attention to detail showed her obvious love for nature and the Kitts were often seen tag-teaming the upkeep of their home and enjoying relaxing moments on the deck afterwards. Mrs. Kitts had a generous heart – often sharing watermelon from their garden or bringing apples from their mountain trip to share. We will miss her sweet spirt and will never forget the times it brought light and love to our day.

  • Patty Mello Posted August 20, 2022 12:58 pm

    I had the privilege of working with Louise. She was a wonderful kind friend. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  • Linda Pleger Posted August 20, 2022 11:49 pm

    Louise was my dear friend she was a caring and loving person. We had worked together and had some good times!! She will be missed. I know Tim will be lost without her! Rest in peace my dear friend.

  • Timothy Kitts Posted November 2, 2022 4:08 am

    It’s been 111 days since you left Dear Wife & Mother. It still is like it was just yesterday that you left. I have placed an illuminated crystal cross on the hallowed ground where you fell. I still can hear your voice and sometimes your cute laugh. I miss you so my dear Clara Louise…life is so very different without you. I remember all of the good times we had together…even the funny moments we shared. I will always cherish your memory. They sustain me in the days ahead…though lonely and longing to see and kiss you just one more time…I will always be your Tim…

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