Katherine Elizabeth Cooper Ake
95, peacefully passed away on May 10, 2014. She was born on March 15, 1919 in Erie, PA to the late Bendorf and Charlotte Cooper. She was happily married to the late Joseph K. Ake, Jr. for sixty nine years.
She graduated from Shortridge High School and worked for Churchmembers Life Insurance Company until she began her family which was the center of her life. Katherine enjoyed raising her family of nine children and lived a service-centered life. She was very active in her church and volunteer work, such as Meals on Wheels and various food pantries. Together with her husband, she helped start the family business, Recommended TV.
Katherine will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was a joyful, caring mother and friend. Generosity, love and compassion is her legacy, and she will be dearly remembered by her family and friends.
Katherine was loved deeply by her nine children, Ruth (Chuck) Mercer, Vicki (Dwayne) Van Meter, Nancy Deem, Julia Butler, Sally (Mike) Fitzgibbons, Carol (Roger) Evans, Debbie (Matt) Kauffman, Joseph ( Melahni) Ake and Katy (Tracy) Zirkelbach; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Cooper, and grandson, Joshua Deem.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 15 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center , 7602 Madison Avenue. A Service of Celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 8540 U.S. 31 South, with calling one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to St. Francis Hospice or Christ United Methodist Church in Katherine's memory. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: http://www.singletonmortuary.com