Obituary of Mary Floy Schulz Katzman

Mary Floy Katzman, passed from this life at 6:00 p.m., December 7, 2004, in Sharon, Massachusetts of lung cancer, age 68. Funeral services will be held on December 13, 2004 at the Eugene McCarthy Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln Street, Framingham, MA. Visting hours: 10-11am; Service: 11am. Burial will follow in the Edgell Grove Cemetery 53 Grove Street, Framingham Centre, MA 01701.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Mary Floy Katzman’s memory to:

Roger Ramsey
President of the Johnson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 123
Mountain City, Tennessee 37683

Ms. Katzman born to Casimir H. Schulz and Nora Charlotte Donnelly on Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1936. Nora Charlotte Donnelly was a native of Johnson County, Tennessee. Her parents and her only sibling, High Casimir Schulz preceded her in death. She is survived by daughter Cynthia Marie Katzman Bowlby, her husband John, and their two children, David and Sarah, all of Sharon, Mass; son Michael Scott Katzman, his wife, Judith and their daughter Jesamine Leigh Katzman of Oklahoma; and daughter Patricia Diane Katzman of Boston, Mass. Ms. Katzman is also survived by her former husband, Dr. Sidney Katzman of Detroit, Michigan.

Ms. Katzman, began her career as a flight attendant for Trans-world Airlines (TWA) in the 1950s. After her marriage to Sidney Katzman, she settled into the life of a wife and mother, raising three wonderful children.

After her divorce in 1981, she moved to Framingham, Massachusetts, where she lived the remainder of her life. She developed a passion for discovering the past, her family, and the past of Johnson County, Tennessee. In the first days of the World Wide Web (1994) she developed a website devoted to the history and people of Johnson County, Tennessee. In 1997 she began a mailing list devoted to the discussion of Johnson County history and families.

Mary was particularly interested in researching the Greer and Donnelly families. She amassed a considerable amount of information on these families, but due to her illness, she was unable to complete it. She did publish a transcription of the 1880 Ashe County, North Carolina Federal Census, which was very helpful for researchers in that area. Other tid-bits of history she uncovered may be found on the Johnson County Cuzins website, mentioned above.

Rest on dear friend, you shall be missed.


Obituary written by

Jeff Weaver

Saltville, Virginia

December 7, 2004.


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