Katherine Hile

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  • "mrs kate we love you miss you and think about you everyday...."
    - Jon bidwell
  • "She was my oldest sister, and my best friend.I loved you..."
    - Jane (Payne) Sandlin
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    - Myers
  • "Kate was and always will be an inspiration to me! I..."
    - Jennifer Hughes
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Katherine Cleora Hile, 86 of Homosassa FL. passed away peacefully of natural causes on April 23rd at home with family and the incredible, caring nurses of Hospice. Kate was born December 30 1929 in Marion Ohio to the late Bill and Belle (Bailey) Payne. She was raised in Tiffin Ohio. She moved to Citrus County in 1971. She worked in healthcare for most of her career at CMH and Oak Hill Hospital. She also worked in the commercial fishing industry for many years with her husband Jim Hile of Homosassa who survives her.
Kate's love for her family was boundless. Her heart was huge. Besides family, her passions included gardening, flowers, painting, music and her faith in God. She was a friend to animals, the Earth and the less fortunate. Her positive attitude was infectious. She was selfless. Her family will miss her forever.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Gordon Hughes, whom she bore her 5 children with. Her oldest son Gary Hughes went to God in 2010. He had resided in College Park Ga. Surviving mom are her 6 younger sisters, Kate was the oldest girl in a family of 14 kids. Also her children Barbara (Hughes) McNeil of Ocala, FL; Karen Hughes, Summerfield, FL.; Terry Hughes (Patricia) of Palmetto Ga. and Richard Hughes (Charlotte) of Shelby, OH. Her grandchildren Shannon Brooke Hughes, Amanda Kahler, Steven Kahler ll, Michael Hughes, Katie Hughes, Garrett Hughes, Hannah Hughes, Megan Hughes, Ashley Walter, Amanda Scheck and Brandon Scheck. Kate had 7 great- grandchildren.
Per Mom's request we will have a private celebration of her amazing life followed by her ashes taken home to Ohio and scattered there.
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Brooksville, FL 34601
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 26, 2016
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