Mary Cathrine Perry, 87, Warsaw, affectionately known by everyone as Kat or Aunt Kat, passed away at 4:22 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Warsaw Meadows Care Cente.
She was born on July 6, 1932, in Prestonsburg, Ky. to Elizabeth (Hughes) Perry and Charles Perry.
Mary graduated in 1951 from Prestonsburg High School. She moved to Kosciusko County, in 1967 where she worked at Da-Lite Screen in Warsaw for many years. After retiring she still was not one to sit still and worked at Walmart until the age of 82. She attended Winona Lake Free Methodist Church in Winona Lake where she enjoyed fellowship with her Church Family.
Mary was an excellent woodworker and enjoyed making wooden toys which she delighted in giving to her friend’s children. She also made yearly contributions of homemade toys to an overseas mission working out of the local hospital. Mary had a mind of her own and a giving heart. She was proud of the efforts she and many of her friends made to feed and clothe the homeless and needy in Warsaw. One had to be careful when admiring things that Mary had because she would usually pick them up and give them to you. Mary lived her life to the fullest and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
She leaves behind her brother: Frank Perry, Hurricane, W.Va.; and will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, June 8, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Due to the current, unprecedented guidelines limiting public gatherings due to the COVID-19 virus and safety concerns, please use good judgment in determining the length of your visit or if you should attend. There will be no congregating in the parking lot and physical distancing of six feet is mandatory.
Mary’s life will be celebrated with a service following visitation at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 8, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Pastor Rick Hurley.
Mary’s wishes were to be buried back home in Kentucky, a graveside service will take place at Richmond Cemetery in Prestonsburg, Ky. at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. Friends and family are invited to stop by Nelson-Frazier Funeral Home, 7 Clinic Drive, Martin, Ky. from 11 a.m.-noon to visit prior to the graveside service.
Donation’s in Mary’s memory may be directed Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc., 102 East Market Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580. Please write in memo line to be designated to “Kosciusko County Riley Kids Fund”. All donations in her memory will be greatly appreciated by her family.
Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home’s website at www.redpathfruthfuneralhome.com.