Kathleen Louise (Drayer) CARRAHER

News Death Notice

CARRAHER, Kathleen Louise (Drayer) age 64, of Centerville, and formerly of Miamisburg, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 with her devoted husband by her side. After a courageous battle with appendix cancer, she passed away peacefully at her residence under the care of Hospice of Dayton. Kathy was born in Dayton, OH June 2, 1949 to Jacqueline (Hendricks) and the late, James C Drayer, Sr. In addition to her father, Kathy was preceded in death by her daughter, Molly Carraher; her father-in-law, Frank Carraher and her sister-in-law, Louise (Carraher) Ream. She is survived by her husband, Frank "Skip" Carraher; mother, Jacqueline "Jackie" Drayer of Centerville; brother, James & Pamela Drayer Jr. of West Carrolton; children, Andrew & Kelly (Abbigail, Michael, Kaitlyn, Jacob, Samuel) Carraher of Centerville, Amy Bermick (Zachary, Meghan, Emily) of Oakwood, Joseph & Jill (Nate, Addy, Austin, Ava) Carraher of Lebanon. Kathy was a 1968 graduate of Archbishop Alter High School. She felt fortunate to stay at home to raise her four children. She was a gifted homemaker who enjoyed decorating and gardening for which she won several City of Centerville Beautification Awards. Kathy enjoyed making memories with her 12 grandchildren as well as attending their various sporting events. She was a long time member of the Church of the Incarnation and the Bear Lake Outing Club. Special thanks to the staff of Hospice of Dayton for the extraordinary care and support they offered the Carraher family. Family will receive friends from 3:00-7:00 PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Gebhart - Schmidt- Parramore Funeral Home, Miamisburg. Funeral Mass will begin 10:30 AM Monday, March 24, 2014 at Church of the Incarnation, Centerville celebrated by Father Lawrence "Stretch" Meirenfeld. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton: 324 Wilmington Ave Dayton, Ohio, 45420. Personal condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Kathy's online memorial at www.gebhartschmidtparramore.com.

Funeral Home

Gebhart-Schmidt-Parramore Funeral Home
508 E Linden Ave Miamisburg, OH 45342
(937) 866-3373

Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 22, 2014