Kathryn Rose Mauke, 17, passed away Weds, Feb. 11, 2015. She was born May 11, 1997 to Daniel and Jennifer (Kittridge) Mauke. Kathryn may have been small in stature, but she had the gift of being larger than life. She quickly earned the nickname Spitfire for embodying the notion of being fearless. Her go-getter mentality enabled her to succeed any and every goal that she had set for herself. The precedent for not only pursuing, but accomplishing goals, were set when Kathryn climbed atop a 4 tier pyramid for her Oxbow Water Ski Show Team. She was a loyal republican who wanted nothing more than to vote. Her passion for politics translated in consistently placing in the top 4 of AIC's Model Congress. Kathryn became the first freshman at Sabis International Charter School to be awarded with an honorable mention; ultimately earning the 1st place top delegate status earlier this year, resulting in being awarded a full scholarship to AIC. Being an academic stand out with a 3.8 GPA seemed to come naturally to Kathryn, but her success was not limited to the classroom. She mentored fellow Model Congress students, was the co-founder of the Gay Straight Alliance Club at Sabis, ran Sabis Varsity Cross Country, Track and Field, and was a Springfield Shark swimmer. Leadership was an innate characteristic for Kathryn, and tremendous amounts of success followed her in every avenue of her life because of it including Employee of the Month at McDonalds. With her compassion and spitfire personality - Kathryn Rose captivated everyone that had the honor of knowing her. She leaves behind her loving parents and adoring sisters, mother, Jennifer Mauke, father, Daniel Mauke, sisters; Ashley Ballou-Mauke and Mariah Mauke, and her beloved cousin Damien Pittola whom she had idolized, not to mention countless aunts, uncles, cousins and her extremely loyal group of friends whom she adored. Funeral Services will be held FRIDAY 11 AM at the SAMPSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ACRES FUNERAL HOME, 21 TINKHAM RD., SPFLD. Burial will follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Rd., Spfld. Calling Hours will be held THURSDAY from 3 to 7 PM. At this time her family asks that any and all donations be made to the Kathryn Mauke Memorial Fund c/o Bank of America - 734 Bliss Road, Longmeadow MA 01106. "Wherever your journey takes you now please remember that we will always be with you; and that our love for you transcends all of time and space, and no one can take that away."
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