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Kathy Gahimer, 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2023, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born December 14, 1952, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Pearl L. and Althena (Barnes) Mounce. On August 15, 1971, she married her loving and devoted husband of 51 years, Norm T. Gahimer, and he survives.
In addition to Norm, Kathy is survived by her daughter, Wendy Strickland and husband, Aaron, of Columbus; granddaughters, Stephanie Grace Strickland and Evelyn Rose Strickland; sisters, Dee Sieg and husband, Mike, and Gail Jackson, both of Shelbyville, and Sue Beeker and husband, Darin, of Rochester; father of Somerset, Kentucky; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Phil and Doretta Gahimer of Manilla, Jerry and Kim Gahimer, and Karen and Garrick Williams, all of Shelbyville; close friends and extended family, Dean and Karen Beckner and Jerry and Vicky Strickland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kathy was preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie Gahimer; mother; brothers, Charles Mounce and Wendell Ray Mounce; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Norman K. and Rosemary Gahimer; brothers-in-law, Kenny Gahimer and Jeff Gahimer.
She graduated in 1971 from Shelbyville High School.
Kathy faithfully attended Grace Wesleyan Church.
She formerly worked at Linne’s Bakery and the Cancer Association of Shelby County, until retiring in 2018.
Kathy was a kind, loving and thoughtful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to spend time with her precious granddaughters, whom she adored.
She enjoyed sewing and collecting Longaberger and Vera Bradley items. Kathy also enjoyed vacationing in Florida and the Smoky’s with family and friends.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2023, at Grace Wesleyan Church, 56 E. Franklin St. in Shelbyville. The family is requesting mask be worn in the building.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at the church, with Pastor Jose Rivera officiating.
Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.
Online condolences may be shared with Kathy’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Freeman Family Funeral Homes
Friday, February 17, 2023
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
Friday, February 17, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
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