Deceased Classmates

Kathryn Hines (Berns)

Kathryn Hines (Berns)

Dallas Morning News Obit

HINES-BERNS, Kathryn Ann Devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and dear friend to many, Kathryn Ann Hines-Berns, went to be with her Lord and Savior, at 2:17 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2015, surrounded by loving family, after a valiant and courageous fight to overcome a failing liver. Born April 15, 1956, to Norman and Joan Hines, Kathy was a lifelong resident of Dallas. Her father still brags, she was the most beautiful baby, he's ever seen. She graduated from Highland Park High School in 1974, and attended Southern Methodist University (IT), and Dallas County Community Colleges (Associate Degree for Health Sciences). Her passion for learning never stopped, she was even still attending classes for health care services up until just a couple of months ago. Whatever the subject, academics was easy for her; she had a brilliant mind in addition to her loving, gentle heart and soul she shared with everyone that let her. A gifted Entrepreneur, Kathy launched "Legal Eagles Network", a successful legal recruiting firm, she owned and operated for ten (10) years (80's). She was also the creator, and brainchild for "CelebrityURadio/TV Show" in Dallas, which she launched, produced, and hosted from April, 2010 to 2012. Broadcasted every Thursday from 2-4 p.m., at: for an eclectic mix of fun and relevant topics with great co-hosts and guests. . Kathy was also very creative and artistic. Whether she was sculpting or performing original material at comedy clubs, she gave it 100%; job well done, Kathy. We are so proud of you. Kathy loved God's people, her family, friends, and her animals, so much. She would give wonderful advice, but only if you asked for it. Her words were full of wisdom and inspiration. Kathy was so funny, and would put a smile on everyone's face she talked to. Kathy never said a bad word about anyone; always so positive and optimistic, even when her little body started to turn against her, her amazing courage shown brighter than ever she never gave up the fight. The family would like to thank those, angels in blue, who cared for Kathy around the clock, in her final days at William P. Clement Jr. University Hospital, in ICU. Besides all the loving friends, and best friend, Dorcus Sulek, Kathy left behind, she will be greatly missed by the family members, she is survived by: Her husband of 31 years, Jeffrey Berns, her father, Norman P. Hines, Jr., mother, Joan West Hines, sister, Patty-Joan Hines, brother, Norman P. Hines, III, niece, Heather Lee Hines, sister-in-law, Gaylynn Hines, step-children, Natalie & Vince, cousin, Trudy Sanders and family, cousin, Kenny Baxter and family, Uncle Buddy West, cousin, Lisa Graham and family, and cousin, William E. (Bill) West and family. A Celebration of Kathy's Life will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75205.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kathy's memory to a .To leave condolences and view more information, please visit - See more at:

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05/13/15 01:32 PM #1    

Nancy Mauk (Perna)

How shocking and sad.  Condolences to your family Patty-Joan.


05/13/15 02:47 PM #2    

Joni Espinoza

I have never had many female friends but I have the honor of saying KATHY HINES was my true friend.  Her family accepted me and invited me to overnight many, many times ... when there were families who would not even allow me in their home.  

We worked together at Dairy Queen and to this day I have never had so much fun or laughed so hard.  Oh, the memories!

When we graduated, Kathy, Dorcas and I got a 3 bedroom apt in THE VILLAGE.  Back in the '70's it was THE HAPPENING PLACE and we lived it up like only 3 bachelorettes can.  Oh,the memories !

One day Kathy and I heard about a huge "HIPPIE" party near the college in Nacogdoches.  Kathy decides we'll sneak out their Volkswagen and here we go - off to chase college boys and drink beer.  That is probably the most trouble we ever got in, but - Oh, the memories !

We both went off and had adult lives and met again a few years ago thru Facebook.  I'm stunned and beyond sad as I hear my friend, who I thought would always be there, has passed before me. 

As I sit here approaching 60, it's memories like these I treasure.   I had a great life and hope you did too my friend.  Death will not seperate us - see you soon.    



05/14/15 01:44 PM #3    

Leeca Mullins (Peeples)

So sad, Kathy was so sweet and made us all laugh, i loved her funny personality. I know we will miss her at our next reunion, but will see her again in the future.

05/14/15 03:54 PM #4    

Leslie Fischer (Pohl)

Loved seeing Kathy at the reunions.  She was so friendly and made a point to speak to everyone.  So sad to hear of her passing.  


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