Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Kathryn L. Hauenstein Gray, 99, of Wooster passed away Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Wayne County Care Center.

She was born on August 23, 1923 in Wooster the daughter of Harlan and Ilola Myers Hauenstein.  Kathryn was married to Gordon F. Gray from 1947 to 1975. He preceded her in death in 1988.  Her second husband was Walter G. Lohmeyer who preceded her in death in 1990.

Kathryn served her country in the United States Marines Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945.  She completed her undergrad studies at The College of Wooster. Kathryn then went on to earn a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts.   Kathryn was a Professor of Geology at the University of Dayton from 1953 to 1985.

She was a board member and volunteer at West View Healthy Living. Kathryn was a member of the 555th  Honors Detachment, AM Vets in Wooster and The American Legion Post #68.  She loved animals, especially cats.

Kathryn is survived by her son Douglas A. Gray of Wooster; nieces Karen Hussey and Megan Edstrom and a nephew Chad Edstrom.

She was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy Edstrom and nephew Thomas Edstrom.

A burial service with military honors will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

6 Comments

  1. Kathryn will be missed at St Peters UCC. She always brightened my day. May she rest in peace and have cats in heaven.

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  2. Rest in Peace my Marine Sister – Fair Winds and Following Seas.

    Semper fi!

    MSgt Ronn Hoover, USMC Retired

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  3. Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

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  4. Kathryn was a regular at the John R. Lea Middle School Veterans Day Celebration for many years. She shared her experiences with many many students. She was well loved by students and staff and will be missed beyond measure.

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  5. The Title It cannot be inherited Nor can it ever be purchased. You and no one alive can buy it for any price. It is impossible to rent and it cannot be lent. You alone and our own have earned it with sweet, blood and lives. You own it forever. The Title ” United States Maine” United States Marine Crops League Detachment 1343 Of Wayne County Ohio ” Toys For Tots” Semper Fedelis And the Siedel Family Will Miss You

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  6. I worked with Katherine in the Geology Department at the University of Dayton. She and I had a special bond due to the fact that we were the only females in the Department at the time. I kept in touch with her every year on her birthday and at Christmas. She was a special lady, rest in peace, Katherine.

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