Mary Kathrine (Kaki) Hartness

January 17, 1949 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 73)

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Mary Kathrine “Kaki” Hartness

Saltillo-Mary Kathrine Hartness, at age 73, departed this life for her life eternal from her Saltillo home on Monday, April 11, 2022 from natural causes.  Born in Starkville, Ms on Jan. 17, 1949 to the late David Eugene Hartness, Sr. and Mary Emma Jolly Hartness, she grew up there and graduated from Starkville High School.  She spent most of her life in Starkville and Brooksville before moving to Saltillo 15 years ago.  Her working career included many years at Kroger where she was a stocker as well as cashier and for the Weyerhaeuser Corporation.  Having no children of her own, she absolutely adored her nieces and nephews who called her Aunt Kaki or Granny Kaki.  She personally attended her “chosen” childrens school and sports activities and was blissfully happy in their presence. She was a member of the Starkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

All services will be private to the family.  Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo is honored  to be serving their friends.  Condolences may be e mailed to

Kaki is survived by her sisters; Beverly Sanderson Karaziotas (Tony) of Saltillo and Debra Greenhill (Steve) of Saltillo;   She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Mary Emma and her two brothers, Milton Hartness and David Hartness, Jr.

1 thought on “Mary Kathrine (Kaki) Hartness”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for your families. I have so many good memories of Mary Kathrine and your family.

    Glynda Barnhill Guiney


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