Kathryn Brady, 97

Kathryn E. Brady, 97, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, former longtime Wabash resident, died at 2:15 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 27, at Visiting  Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.  She was born Oct. 3, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio to Lawrence and Edna (Copeland) Lewellyn.

Kate was a 1935 graduate of Peru High School. She married Robert E. Brady in St. Louis, Mo. on July 22, 1944; he died Feb. 13, 1990. She worked 20 years at King Hipskind in Wabash. Kate was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Margaret Wilson Circle.  She also was a member of the Fourth Night Bridge Club and the Time Out for Crafts Club. 

She is survived by two children, Robert P. (Peggy) Brady and Nancy (Bob) Fancher, both of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Jill (Brad) Vigar, Urbana; Jodi (Chad) Dennison, Rossville; Teresa (Jeff) Hunt, Fishers; and Jay (Heather) Brady, Noblesville; and eight great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Irene Bonney.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street, Wabash, with Rev. Kurt Freeman officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash and one hour prior to the service Friday, at the church.

Preferred memorials are First United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

The memorial guest book for Kate may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Dec 01