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Katherine Pence

Independence, Ohio

May 6, 1923 – Oct 9, 2019 (Age 96)

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Katherine Pence (nee Zemba), age 96. Beloved wife of James (deceased).  Loving mother to James (Elizabeth), Katherine Boldt (Robert) and Robert (Lynne).  Devoted grandmother to Ashley (Tamplin), Stephanie (Matthew), Michael, Johnathan, Austin, Jordan, Morgan, and Paige.  Great grandmother to Peyton and Lincoln.  Sister to the late Ann, John, Joseph, Steve, Julia and Michael. Dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.


A lifelong parishioner of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church from which she passed on the traditions of the blessing of Easter baskets and Christmas Eve Velija. Leader of grandma’s post-liturgy donut club.


Proud Ohio Bell employee who retained lifelong friendships through a dedicated Lunch Bunch.


Notorious lover of sweets who made the best milkshakes.  Always had cups of ice cream with the wooden spoons and cherry strawberry soda on hand for the grandkids.  Made the best homemade mac and cheese.


Forever loved a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.


Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with 4:00 p.m. Parastas Service at FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME 7076 Brecksville Rd, Independence, OH 44131.  Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m.  Funeral Services at Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 1900 Carlton Rd, Parma, OH 44134.  Interment All Saints Cemetery.

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So sorry was not able to attend wake or service. I remember all the working nights at Ohio Bell and the lunch bunch in retirement. May she Rest In Peace.

Kate was a very wise aunt and a good friend!Love, Audrey