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Kathryn Leanna MetzgerFebruary 25, 1920 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 97)
Kathryn Leanna Metzger, 97, Akron, Indiana. Mom left us on May 23, 2017 at 12:20 p.m.at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Indiana to meet our Lord and dad after a 13 year separation. She had a brief hospital stay of six days before going home. Kate was born on February 25, 1920 in Wabash County to Jesse S. and Nona (Mishler) Blickenstaff. She graduated from Chester High School in 1939. Kathryn married Wayne Metzger on September 29, 1939. They were married for 64 years before Wayne passed away on January 28, 2004. Kathryn was a member of the 39er's Club. She was a great cook and Grandma to everybody. She enjoyed fishing, camping, and riding motorcycles, but quilting was her passion. Kathryn attended Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester. She is survived by one daughter Lisbeth Kay (Robert) DuBois, Akron, Indiana; one son Larry Michael (Kayla) Metzger, Atwood, Indiana; one sister Esther Miller, Pierceton, Indiana; five grandchildren Doug Metzger, Mindy Stookey, Renee Martin, Kami Minear, and Scott Jones; and ten great-grandchildren. Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents Jesse S. and Nona Blickenstaff and one sister Dorothy Warner Watson. A celebration was held for her on Friday, May 26, 2017 attended by close friends and family. Burial was at Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman officiated. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial contributions to be made to the selected charitable organizations.
Congregational Christian Church
310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester IN 46962
William Wheeler Ministries
205 East New York Street, Indianapolis IN 46204