NEW ALBANY - Becher, Mary Katherine, 92, passed away Sunday, August 18 with a stroke.
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She was born on October 7, 1920 in Mobile, AL to her late parents, William and Mabel LeBlanc Barkman. She lived in Mobile, Louisville, Huntingburg, IN and New Albany.
She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother. She was a homemaker and worked in retail sales in downtown Louisville stores, including The Joy Shop and Ben Snyder's. Mary Katherine was a volunteer at the KY Derby Museum, a member of the KY Derby Museum Outrider's Society, and was a frequent rider of TARC busses. She was a member of Hobart Beach VFW Ladies' Auxiliary.
She and her husband were founding members of St. John Vianney's parish and worshiped there for 33 years. In New Albany they belonged to Holy Family. Her last six years she lived at Providence Retirement Home, made friends, loved to read and played Bingo.
Mary Katherine was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ambrose Becher (deceased 1998).
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Geswein (Gary) Palmyra, IN; two grandchildren Pamela Weber (Mark) Reston, VA and Christopher Geswein (Mallory) Columbia, MO; and three great-grandsons, Ryan and Evan Weber (Virginia) and Liam Geswein and twins on the way in Missouri.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany. Her Funeral Mass will be 11:30 am Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 129 W. Daisy Lane, New Albany, with burial to follow in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Mass Of The Air, 508 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207, OR Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, 201 S. University St., West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net
Published in The Courier-Journal from Aug. 19 to Aug. 21, 2013