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“Gary and family, My heart goes out to you. I've been an observer of Kathy's life for many years through the wonderful stories of the people she loved...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Dianna Reine - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Our hearts ache for Kathy's family. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Beverly Stoney - Charleston

“Caring thought are with you. With her multiple talents, Kathy made everything brighter and better. From spending time with my besties on Brennon ...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jane (Banov) Bergen - ARLINGTON, VA

“Dear Gary,You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember her good nature and friendship. Playing golf at Yeaman's Hall...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: KATHY CLARK - SULLIVANS ISLAND, SC

“I was so sorry to learn of Kathy's death. It has been a good many years since I have talked with her. We were sorority sisters in Chi Omega at The...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Gary, Jay and are very saddened to hear about Kathy's passing. Our 19 years as neighbors in Creekside bring back many milestones and memories....Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Becky Hicks - Bonneau, SC

“To all the family so sorry for the loss. Kathy was a very pleasant light in this world that will be missed. I knew her professionally and through...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Timothy Rogers - Mt Pleasant, SC

“I am so sorry to hear about Kathy I have so many happy memories of you all in Westwood that hearing about Kathy just brought a real sadness but good...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Alterman Walker - SC

“My sympathy to those left behind. Kathy taught me to play tennis years ago. All my memories are pleasant ones. ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Margaret Bobo - chas, SC

“My condolences to the family. Reflect on the memories you have of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give you His peace during this difficult...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“I was saddened to read about Kathy this morning. I pray that all who loved her will find peace in the coming weeks and months. Kathy was a very...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Cheryll Woods-Flowers - SC

“So saddened to learn of the passing of your dear wife, mother and sister.God bless Kathy and God bless all of you.Sincerely, Allen Young ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: R. Allen Young - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Gary, I did not know your wife but, being married to you, I feel assured that she was an extremely nice lady and you will miss her.In case you don't...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: JOHN Hope - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“So sorry to hear about Kathy she will be missed by all. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Sally Verdolini

“Gary,Kelly, Joy, Charlie and family, I am so sorry to learn of your loss, a loss shared by so many of her friends. You are all in my thoughts and...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Shery Martschink - Summerville, SC

“Jan, Mary, and Kay,I am sincerely sorry to learn of Kathy's death. I have many fond memories of her next door on Brennon Street. My thoughts are with...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Sam Banov - Atlanta, GA - friend

“Dear Mary, Kay Kay, and Jan,I am sending you love and support during this difficult time. I do know the pain of losing a sister. I hope you can...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Joanie Gerken - Charleston, SC

“What a beautiful and sweet co-worker and friend Kathy was. She always had a beautiful smile and brought joy to all who knew her. Kathy had a lovely...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Teresa Hughes - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Beautiful Kathy, the Lord blessed you, He shone His light upon you. You, in turn, blessed us with that joyful, shining light. May He give us all...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Donna and Martin Ritter - MD

“I knew Kathy for many years, both professionally and personally. I could not have asked for a sweeter, kinder friend. Gary, I am so very sorry to...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Karen DeJong - Mount Pleasant, SC

“I am so sorry for Gary and Kathy's sisters for their loss. I will keep the whole family in my prayers. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: charles wlliams - MT PLEASANT, SC


Kathleen Kennerty Rackley, 70, of Charleston, South Carolina, beloved wife of Charles Gary Rackley, entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 8, 2019. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 13, 2019 at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 6:00 p.m.

Her Mass of Resurrection will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 in St. Mary of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, 89 Hasell Street, Charleston, at 10:30 a.m.

Kathleen was born September 13, 1948 in Charleston, SC, the daughter of Charles Edward Kennerty and Janice Collins Kennerty. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She obtained both her bachelor's and master's degree from the College of Charleston. She was a retired educator, and real estate agent with Carolina One Real Estate.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Gary Rackley of Charleston, SC; two daughters, Kelly Rackley Snipes (Matt) of Daniel Island, SC and Joy Rackley Martin (Ted) of Minneapolis, MN; one son, Charles Gary Rackley, Jr. (Katie) of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren, Patrick Snipes, Rutledge Snipes, Caroline Martin and Oliver Martin; three sisters, Mary Cecile Kennerty and Kay Elizabeth Kennerty, both of Charleston, SC and Janice K. Anderson (Jim) of Charlotte, NC.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2090 Executive Hall Rd., Suite # 130, Charleston, SC 29407 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 3608 Landmark Dr., Suite #C, Columbia, SC 29204.

She will be dearly missed by the multitude of the friends and family whose lives she touched.