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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday November 13th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Saturday November 13th, 2021

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Greta Mahoney

Greta Mahoney, 86, of Kingsport, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Johnson City Medical Center after complications from a stroke. She was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and married Bob Mooneyham and together they had two children, Mike and Debbie. Greta was a fiercely devoted mother and a member of Grace Christian Church

She married John Mahoney in 1983 after meeting at a Parents Without Partners dance in the late 1970’s. Dancing at weekly local dances and grand cruises was a central part of their marriage for more than 20 years and continued in the privacy of their home until John’s passing. Greta retired from Holston Defense. After retirement, John and Greta volunteered together for many years of Kitchen of Hope. They enjoyed crossword puzzles and word games throughout their marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents Catherine Moles and Charles Moles; her children Michael Mooneyham and Debra Mooneyham; their father Bob Mooneyham; and stepson and his wife, Thomas Mahoney and Elizabeth Paris.

Greta is survived by her cousins, Linda Shoemaker and her husband CL Shoemaker, and Charlotte Ray; her stepchildren, and their spouses, Cathy Mahoney, Dr. Jane Mahoney, Don Mahoney and Mojgan Vijeh, and Mary Mahoney Hall and Maurice Hall; step grandchildren and their spouses, Carlos Herrera and Maria Jose Calderon, Claudio Herrera and Jennifer Wheeler, Pablo Herrera and Shanti Manzano, Andrew Brownfield, Marialisa Brownfield Vail and Austen Vail, Dr. Roshan Mahoney and Joshua Brewer, Kian Mahoney, Dale Hall, and Daniel Hall; and four great-step-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Dr. J. Edward Clevinger, Minister officiating. Inurnment will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Ed Clevinger, Gary and Teresa Vicars, Janice Hill, and Chad Correll for all their love and support in innumerable ways.

Memorial contributions: Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org/tn, Grace Christian Church, 1713 Sevier Ave, Kingsport, TN 37664 or American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.

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I knew Mrs. Mahoney when I taught Debbie and Mike at Andrew Johnson School. She was a wonderful mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Dean Small Nov 8 2021 11:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Greta Mahoney

Gary and Teresa Vicars Oct 18 2021 5:59 PM

In the 40+ years I was friends with Mike, I never heard Greta utter or hint of uttering a bad word against any one. She is truly missed in so many ways. She was the coolest of my friends' parents. I hope I never forget the sound of her voice. I pray the family is comforted in knowing she lived a fruitful life, full of laughter and smiles, and an open heart.

Thom Seals of Biriya, Israel Oct 17 2021 2:09 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Greta's passing. She was a lovely lady.
Ann "Massengill " Seeger

Ann Massengill Seeger Oct 16 2021 3:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Greta Mahoney

Brenda Wolfe Oct 16 2021 11:34 AM

Greta was always one of the "cool" Moms when we were in our school years. Mike and Debbie had many friends growing up in Kingsport and I was blessed to spend a lot of good times with Mike in our high school and college years. Having access to Greta and her wise counsel was another blessing. As Mike's health issues became more serious, Greta showed her inner strength and devotion. She modeled parental involvement and was always so welcoming when Mike's friends checked on him. Her grace and presence in tough times were very inspirational. Condolences to her family and friends. Rest In Peace, Greta.

John McJunkin Oct 16 2021 6:15 AM

Greta was always so dedicated to the care of Debbie, Mike and John. She was a strong woman and loved them so much.
I send my sympathy to Linda, Charlotte, Gary and Teresa and all of Greta's extended family.

Janie Kincheloe Oct 15 2021 10:17 PM

Greta was a beautiful woman. I didn't know her well but she always had a beautiful smile and a kind word to me whenever we saw each other. May God always bless her and her family.

Laura Bolla Oct 15 2021 5:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Greta Mahoney

Laura Bolla Oct 15 2021 5:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Greta Mahoney

Charlotte Langley Oct 15 2021 3:38 PM

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