Kathryn O’Hara, 91

Kathryn E. "Kate" O'Hara, 91, rural Claypool, died at 9:30 a.m, Saturday, Nov. 2, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Feb. 22, 1922 in Wabash County, to Fred H. and Clara (Metzger) Renicker.

Kate married William L. O'Hara, Warsaw, on May 1, 1948. She retired from Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester after 17 years. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, reading, and especially spending time with her family. Kate and her husband Bill raised three foster children. She was a volunteer at the Silver Lake Elementary School reading to students.  

She is survived by her husband, William L. O'Hara, Claypool; three children, Patrick J. O'Hara and Danny L. (Loni) O'Hara, both of Claypool, and MaryAnn (Jack) Bever, Lagro; daughter-in-law, Rebecca (Paul) Steele, North Manchester, son-in-law, Mark A. Young, Mentone; foster son, Jim (Sandy) Hopson, Beebe, Ark.; two sisters, Jean (Bob) Shumaker, Fort Wayne, and Ruby Woolsey, Huffman, Texas; 20 grandchildren, and 28 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Scott D. O'Hara, daughter, Joy L. Young, one great-grandson, nine sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Methodist Health Foundation in Indianapolis.

The memorial guest book for Kate may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Nov 04