GREENVILLE - Katherine E. Neff Fitzwater, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 3:34 p.m. on March 6, 2013, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.
Katherine was born May 7, 1923, in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Perry and Mabel (Brosey) Neff.
Katherine is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Patricia Fitzwater of Greenville; grandchildren, Corrin and Mike Bankson of Greenville and Tracey and Craig Bruns of Greenville; great-grandchildren, Rachel Bankson, Morgan Carter and Tyler Carter; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Marilyn Neff of Strawberry Plains, Tenn.; sister, Mary Cool of Greenville; brother-in-law, Roy B. and Ruth Ann Fitzwater of Greenville; sisters-in-law, Mildred Frazee of Fairborn, Jewel Fitzwater of Greenville and JoAnn Neff of Troy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Katherine is also preceded in death by her husband, Troy B. Fitzwater on Feb. 11, 1976, whom she married Dec. 24, 1941; and a brother, Arthur Neff.
Katherine farmed and worked at Herman Spille's Harness Shop. She was a former member of Nashville United Brethren Church. Katherine enjoyed cooking and talking.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Bro. Dean Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com