Kathleen Hoying
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, July 8, 2019
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States

Service Information

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
St. Mary Catholic Church
731 Exchange Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States

Interment Information

Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
10175 Rawiga Road
Rittman, Ohio, United States

Obituary of Kathleen Hoying

Kathleen I Hoying (nee Kilbane), 84, of Vermilion, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Echelon of Medina after a brief illness.


She was born August 28, 1934 and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 45 years moving from North Olmstead.


Kathleen graduated from Notre Dame College and received her Masters Degree from Ashland University. She taught 8th grade Reading and English at Sailorway Middle School in Vermilion for 20 years, retiring in 1995.


She was a member of St Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion, Notre Dame Alumni, St. Joseph Academy Alumni, Ritter Library Book Club, and a former trustee at Ritter Public Library. Kathleen enjoyed visiting with friends and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.


She is survived by her daughters, Margaret (Randall) Furnas of Chagrin Falls and Mary Kay (Michael) McHugh of Medina; son, Michael (Patti) Hoying of Medina; 10 grandchildren: Hannah, Sean, Brian, Michael, Marissa, Alyssa, David, Grace, Callie, and Frances; great-grandson, Brayden; sisters, Patricia Ungar of Catawba Island; and her brother, Brian Kilbane of Charlotesville, VA.


She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Hoying in 2012; daughter, Patti Lipaj; parents, Thomas and Helen (Stanton) Kilbane; brother, Thomas Kilbane; and her sisters, Noreen Mineo and Mary Ellen Murphy .


The family will receive friends on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 4-8 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion, OH. Private inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH.


Kay was larger than life and this world could simply not hold her any longer, though we tried. She will be remembered for her stories, Irish wit, and wisdom. The way she loved by listening and by example, often through her hand written letters.


The family suggests memorial contributions to the Vermilion Education Foundation, P.O. Box 556, Vermilion, OH 44089


Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.

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