Katherine “Katie” Yonko Brown, 93, of Shadyside, Ohio died Monday January 23, 2012.
She was born April 2, 1918 in Louise, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Michael and Anne Yacos Yonko.
She was a member of the Armstrongs Mills United Methodist Church, Armstrongs Mills, Ohio, and worked as a bookkeeper at Nickles Bakery.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Ellis Brown in 1998, three brothers; John. George and Michael Yonko, four sisters, Anne Golden, Mary Sikora, Julia Yonko and Helen Krousl, and two grandchildren, Gretchen Lichtkoppler and Seth Brown.
She is survived by her four children; Janet Dickson, of Duncan Falls, Ohio, David Chris Brown, of Groveport, Ohio, Kathleen Frank Lichtkoppler of Mentor On The Lake, Ohio and Michael Brown of Shadyside, Ohio, nine grandchildren, Amanda, John, Matthew, Megan, Sarah, Katianne, Nicholas, Ellis, and Michelle, eleven great grandchildren, Alex, Abigail, Tyler, Sydney, Zoe, Erin, Austin, Donna, Annabelle, Ace and Maila, her angel niece, Suzanne Yonko and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received Thursday January 26, 2012 at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 3900 Central Ave. Shadyside, Ohio 43947 from 4-8 PM where services will be held Friday January 27, 2012 at 11am.
Interment will be held at the Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Shadyside Fire Department or Shadyside Care Center Activities Fund.
Condolences online at altmeyer.com
I share in your sorrow over the loss of your Mother. I met your parents while providing in home nursing care for your father. Your mom was a devoted wife as well as a mother. We shared many stories. She gave me her recipe for “sausage gravy” in which I still make to this day. I frequently saw your mom at the care center while visiting my parents. She had a smile that could light up a room. Cherish the memories.
I will always remember You as a sweet and gracious person. I was your office manager at Nickles Bakery. You were a sweetheart. My sincere condolences to the family.
Iworked at SSCC for years and took care of Katie on the west side as a nurse. I adored her, and have came back several times to visit her. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. But she’s in heaven for sure. She loved it when i would bring my little black dog in to see her. She loved animals. She was a great person and so was the daughter and son i meet. Take care and be at peace as she is. Barbara Forrester.
Mike & family, we were so sorry to read about your mom. We are in Myrtle Beach so I won’t get to see her. You have our deepest sympathy. Katie was the sweetest, nicest person.
My condolences to Katie’s family. My late mother, Kathryn Yonko Fabian, was her cousin and they were known as “Little Katie and Big Katie”. I met Katie back in 2002 when my mother and I visited her at Katie’s home in Shadyside. I concur with the other postings in the Guestbook that she was as sweet as anyone I have ever met. Rest in peace Little Katie.
So very sorry to hear of Katies passing. She was a sweet and lovely lady and will be missed by everyone.
To all of the family – My sincere sympathies on the passing of Katie. I have very fond memories of my younger days when we all got together for Farm Bureau meetings. What a grand lady Katie was. I am so glad to have known her.