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Kathryn Usher

Obituary for Kathryn Usher

December 24, 1923 - September 1, 2019
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 95

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Friend


Kathryn (Kay) M. Usher was born in Renfrew Pa. on December 24, 1923. Her family later moved to Youngstown Ohio where she met and married her high school sweetheart Bob Usher, in March of 1947. Kay proudly served as a Navy WAVE in WW II and later attended The Ohio State University. The Usher family moved to Avon Lake in 1962. Kay was active in the Avon Lake Presbyterian Church as an Elder and the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was one of the first playground monitors for Avon Lake City Schools and served on the board of education. Mrs. Usher became a charter member of the League of Women Voters of Avon Lake, active in voter registration and started "Candidate's Night" in Avon Lake. Kay retired as an information operator for Ohio Bell Telephone Company. She was a member of the PEO sisterhood and was Avon Lake's 2010 Citizen of the Year. In 2013 Kay was honored to dedicate the Blue Star Memorial plaque at Avon Lake Veterans Memorial Park. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Kathryn is survived by daughters Kathy (Bill) Hamilton and Jean (Jim) Waddell both of Avon Lake. Son Tom (Jensie) Usher of Portsmouth Va. She is also survived by grandchildren Mike (Donietta) Hamilton of Vicksburg MI, Ryan (Samantha) Hamilton Lakewood Oh, Jamie (Sarah) Waddell Virginia Beach Va, Scott (Samantha) Waddell Westerville Oh, Kathryn M. Waddell Avon Lake, Adam (Erin) Usher Medford NJ and Jalen Brown and Brandon Usher of Portsmouth Va. Great Grandchildren, Mikayla, Dawnara, Abby, Valerie, James, Preston, Nathan, Jackson, Aiden, Caroline, Georgia, Wesley and baby brother. She is also survived by her brother Bill (Helen) White.

Kay was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) 2005, brother Bob and sister Jean.

Services will be Saturday September 7, 2019 at Avon Lake Presbyterian Church 32340 Electric Blvd Avon Lake, Ohio. Visitation is at 12:00 (noon) with church service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Avon Lake Presbyterian Church.

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  • Avon Lake Presbyterian Church
    32340 Electric Blvd.
    Avon Lake, OH 44012

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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