Catherine Faye “Kate” (Luginbill) Hamrick
Catherine Faye “Kate” (Luginbill) Hamrick
WILLSHIRE, Ohio — Catherine Faye “Kate” (Luginbill) Hamrick, 88, of Willshire, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:50 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. She was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Adams County to the late Vilas E. Luginbill and Ruth (Parr) Luginbill. Kate married Clarence Lowell Hamrick on Feb. 25, 1949 (just short of 69 years of marriage!) and Clarence survives at the Hamrick Homestead. She is also survived by five sons, Dennis (Connie) of Rockford, William (Lequetta), Max (Nina) of Willshire, Timothy (Tammy) of Ohio City, Carey L. (Jennifer) of Willshire and two living daughters, Debra (Daniel) Miller of Rockford and Kimberly (Donald) Trisel of Farmington, West Virginia. Kate was the matriarch of a family of 22 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. Surviving is one sister, Marilyn (Gerry) Simons of Decatur and a sister-in-law, Norma Lee Luginbill of Willshire. Kate was preceded in death by a daughter, Janalee Hamrick, on Oct. 22, 1987; two brothers, Gene and Robert (Patricia) Luginbill; and sister, Alice (James) Sirk.

Kate was actively involved in her community. She was the pianist at Zion United Brethern Church for many years. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Association (CWA) and Women’s Missionary Fellowship (WMF) at church. Kate was known for her “Monster Cookies” for Bible School. Kate was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 207, a Stanley Dealer, and Cadets & Whirly Birds 4-H Leader in Adams County. She was a member of the Chattanooga Grange and helped with the Strawberry Suppers for years and was later a member of the Unity Grange. Kate was also known for her dedicated noodle making while at Zion United Brethren, her summer canning, and being an avid collector of toothpick holders.

Funeral services for Kate will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in the Praise Point Church, Willshire, with the Rev. Brad Kittle and the Rev. Mark Rutledge officiating. Burial will follow the services in Willshire Cemetery. Friends and family will be received on Wednesday from 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. in the Praise Point Church, Willshire and one hour prior to services Thursday also in the church.

In lieu of flowers, Kate’s family requests that preferred memorials are to the Praise Point Church or the Janalee Hamrick Scholarship Fund at Parkway High School.

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