Kathleen Rae Nevel
Kathleen Rae Nevel

September 16, 1940 - May 22, 2019
Born in Ohio
Resided in Annapolis, Maryland
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Kathleen Rae Nevel of Annapolis, MD entered heaven peacefully surrounded by her family on May 22, 2019, at Washington Adventist Hospital. There she lost her final battle with heart disease. Kathleen was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Violet and Raymond Schmidt. She attended Kent State University, where she received her teaching certificate. She taught at St. Lukes in Cleveland, Ohio and married Bill Nevel in 1962. She moved, with her husband, to Ft. Sill in Oklahoma just after their first child, Christine, was born on Christmas day 1963.
They moved to Evanston, IL where she worked with music and insurance companies and raised four children, Christine (Phelps), Chuck (Annie), Timothy, Kerry. Kathy was an active member of the Evanston Catholic Women’s Auxiliary, League of Women’s Voters, bridge and book clubs. They moved to Annapolis, MD in 1992, and she continued to pursue her many interests including book clubs, bridge groups, golfing and drawing classes at the community college. She was a remarkable bridge player and served as an Officer of The New Annapolitans social group. In addition to creating her sketches and watercolor paintings, she was a member of the Annapolis Friends of the Arts. Kathy loved hosting her large and extended family for holidays, crab feasts, graduations, and family milestones. Her family is forever entertained by her dry wit and sharp sense of humor.
During their 56 years of marriage, Kathy and Bill shared a love of travel which took them to Copenhagen, Germany, London, Ireland, Paris, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha among other great cities. Together they explored the Chesapeake Bay on their trawler. Bill ever the gung-ho Captain and Kathy, the Reluctant Admiral. She never missed an opportunity to support her grandchildren in their multiple interests and performances. She is survived by her devoted husband, four children, six grandchildren (Cotton, Brianna, Maggie, Emmett, Gretchen, Paige), four siblings; the remaining Dancing Aunts: Janet (Pat), Marlene (Barry), Coletta (Jack), and brother Raymond (Eileen) and a large and loving extended family. Joining Bill in mourning are his brothers and sister, Bob, Ralph (Kathy), Betty. A viewing will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD, 21401, 410-263-2222, Monday, May 27, 2019, 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. John Neumann Church, 620 N. Bestgate Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 11:00 am. A brief celebration of life will be held at the reception immediately following the mass at the church. Interment will be later in Ohio with her and Bill’s family. In lieu of flowers, feel welcome to honor Kathy’s memory with a donation to either SIDS (Center for Infant and Child Loss, 737 West Lombard St., Room 233, Baltimore, MD, 21201) or Annapolis Friends of the Arts (FOTA, PO Box 4635, Annapolis, MD, 21401).





Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
May 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
May 27, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saint John Neumann Catholic Church
620 North Bestgate Road
Annapolis, MD US 21401
May 28, 2019
11:00 AM