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Kathy L. Williams

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

PHILPOT, Ky. — Kathy L. Williams, 73, of Philpot, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2023, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.

The Daviess County, Kentucky, native was born June 30, 1949, as one of 10 children to the late Earl W. Williams and Lou Anna Ambrose Williams. Kathy was a 4th-grade schoolteacher at Fordsville Elementary. While teaching in the Ohio County Schools, she also taught G.E.D. classes at the Boulware Center and was a “weekend warrior” at Walmart.

Kathy taught her students about Kentucky history and was designated a Kentucky Colonel because of her efforts. She helped organize the Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Kathy also served as president of the Ohio County Teachers Association and treasurer of the Owensboro/Daviess County chapter of the Kentucky Teachers Association. She was a devoted member of Bethabara Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Kathy also was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Ann Baldwin.

Those left to cherish her memory include her two brothers, Earl Williams (Virginia), of Philpot, and Roger Williams (Nelda), of Masonville, Kentucky; six remaining sisters, Phyllis Cook, of Owensboro, Kentucky, Nancy Yaun and Frances Eckstein, both of Philpot, Janet Eaves, of Masonville, Donna O’Kelley, of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Shelia Candy, of Philpot; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

The service will be at 12 noon Monday, April 3, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. There will be a live stream link with her obituary. Burial will be in Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bethabara Baptist Church, 2946 KY-142, Philpot, KY 42366.

Condolences and memories for Kathy’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.