Kathryn E. “Kate” Doty, 91, Milford, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 at Lake City Place in Warsaw. She was born Sept. 10, 1929, the daughter of Pete and Edna Yoder in Oklahoma. On March 5, 1949, she married Harry D. “Towhead” Doty at Milford Bethel Church of the Brethren; he preceded her in death on July 28, 2018.
Kate moved to the area in 1944 and graduated from Milford High School in 1948. She was a licensed veterinarian technician and assisted with many surgeries while working with Dr. Jay Zehr at Milford Small Animal Clinic. She was also a real-estate agent for Beer Realtors prior to retirement. Kate loved horses, trail riding and was very active in 4H for years. She was also a member of Wawasee Community Bible Church.
Kate is survived by a son, Kent (Christy) Doty of Milford; daughters: Peg (John) Leighty of Fishers; and Janny Doty of Syracuse; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marjorie (Ray) Mast of Kouts; Bobbi (Del) Sack of Belfair, Wash.; Donna Addleman of Lakeland, Fla.; and Pat (Kerry) Boggs of Milford; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Yoder.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a brother, Floyd Yoder.
A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 15,at Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 461 W 900 N, Milford, IN 46542. Pastor Josh Weiland will officiate. Burial will follow at Milford Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 10 am until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family is requesting that masks be worn by anyone attending the visitation or service.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wawasee Community Bible Church.
Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements.