|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1954|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 2013|
St. Joseph County
SOUTH BEND — Katherine J. Gribbin, 59, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013 in the Hospice House in St. Joseph County after a life well lived. Kathy was born January 22, 1954 in Marion, Indiana to the late Francis W. and Freda M. (Heeter) Gribbin. She graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1972, received her Bachelor's degree in Communications in 1976 from Bethel College, a Master's degree in Student Personnel from Western Michigan University, and went on to earn her Doctorate in education from Trinity International University.
Kathy was employed as the Vice President for Life Calling and Student Enrichment at Bethel College in Mishawaka for many years. She was an active member of St. Mark Missionary Church, loved to travel and visit new places, and shop. Her capacity for friendship and outgoing personality led her to mentor many students and live her life to the fullest. She loved to entertain friends and family, and bake her famous chocolate chip cookies for many events.
Kathy is survived by her brother, Donald (Ann) Gribbin, Portage, Michigan; several cousins; and many friends.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2013 with one hour of calling prior to the service in St. Mark Missionary Church, 55240 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, Indiana. Kathy will be laid to rest in Converse Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013 in St. Mark Missionary Church.
Francis Wayne Gribbin (1926 - 1979)
Freda M. Heeter Gribbin (1927 - 2009)
Created by: Shirley Cates Teal
Record added: Feb 08, 2013
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