Kathryn V. Herrold, age 98, of Pataskala, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 7, 2019 of natural causes. Kathryn was born January 15, 1921 to parents Ed and Gladys Harris in Hocking County, Ohio. She was raised in the home of her grandparents John & Leona Galentin in Longstreth, Ohio, where she attended school.
On August 11, 1940, she married the love of her life, Mark W. Herrold. Mark and Kathryn settled in Nelsonville, OH and were blessed with 2 girls, Jane and Alice. Kathryn got her greatest joy from gardening, cooking, baking, and caring for her family. Although it was never made official, in the opinion of her family she was the best cook and baker ever. She loved family events and providing more food than anyone could ever eat.
She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Nelsonville, active in many areas, including Sunday school, Bible study, and Sunday worship services.
She was a kind, caring, compassionate woman who would always help others in any way she could. She loved Nelsonville’s annual Parade of the Hills festival, and was a huge fan of the parade itself. In years past, Kathryn and Mark enjoyed participating in events at the GoldenWings CB Club. The Statler Brothers will also be missing one of their most ardent supporters.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents Ed & Gladys, loving husband Mark, brothers Jack (Darlee) Harris, Charles (Nancy) Harris, Mac Harris, Bob (Bobbie) Harris: sister Juanita (Denny) Hawk ; brother-in-law Richard Brown. Survived by daughters Jane Mourne of Pataskala, OH, and Alice Shafer of Belmont, WV; brother Lester (Faye) Harris of Nelsonville, sister Janet Brown of Amesville, OH: grandchildren Gayle (Rob) Fleetwood, Bill Mourne, Laura Mourne, Rick Mourne, Dean (Deedra) Cottrill, Kelly (Kristi) Cottrill, and Connie (Travis) Fetty. She also was a proud great-grandparent, with 16 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. In addition to many nieces and nephews, she also leaves many friends and neighbors.
Kathryn would want to be remembered as simply the best wife, mother and grandmother ever.
On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Kathryn was returned to her beloved southeastern Ohio.
Services will be held at the Warren Brown Funeral Home 80 E. Washington St. Nelsonville, OH.
Friends and family called from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, and funeral services immediately followed at 1:00 p.m. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Mark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Pataskala Oaks Care Center attn: Activity Fund 144 E. Broad St. Pataskala, OH 43062, or Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio 2269 Cherry Valley Rd. Newark, OH 43055.