Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Kathy Gaye Graham, 59, of DeGraff, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was born in Welch, W.Va. on Nov. 15, 1953, to the late Darlis and Sylvia Dunn Fisher.
On July 13, 1977, she married her second husband, Michael and moved to Marysville. They also resided in the Zanesfield and Bellefontaine areas.
Kathy grew up in Delaware and worked at both Ranco and PPG.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness and was active in their volunteer ministry.
Kind-hearted and loving, she was gifted with children, a true “kid magnet.” With her unique personality and “magic way,” children of all ages were drawn to her, especially her grandchildren.
Always fun loving, she was the “life of the party.” She enjoyed her pets, arts and crafts, playing the guitar, singing, and had a passion for cooking and gardening.
Kathy was the consummate host and entertainer at her best when surrounded by her family and friends.
Those left to cherish Kathy’s memory include her husband of 36 years, Michael; a son, Joel (Marsha) Hammond of Delaware; three grandchildren, Austin, Shay and Dylan Hammond; three brothers, Mike of Pennsylvania and Don and Tony Fisher, both of Delaware; two sisters, Arlene Sunkle of Delaware and Becca (Tracey) Fisher of Kilbourne; and treasured pets, K-9 best buddy, Meeka, and her feline friend, Auggie.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall, 700 State Route 54, Urbana. A gathering immediately follows at a facility nearby. Private inurnment services are in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.
The welfare of animals was a cause close to Kathy’s heart. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society Serving Logan County, 2521 N. U.S. Route 68, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Arrangements were handled by Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware, where condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com