R. Kathryn Ply

R. Kathryn Ply, 80, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Markle, IN, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at 8:55 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Ply was a homemaker, factory worker and was also a cook at Wabash Healthcare and Miller's Merry Manor for eight years. She attended the New Life Baptist Church in Wabash County. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, T.O.P.S. Chapter 771, the Red Hat Society and a longtime member of the Wabash Women's Bowling League.

She was born April 1, 1938, in Wabash County to Elmer Hansen and Ruby Louise Yost Evans. She married John Henry Ply on Oct. 5, 1957, in Wabash, and he survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Kimberly (Troy) Brewer and Mary Kathryn "Kathy" (Walter W.) Woods, both of Wabash; a sister, Mary "Elaine" Hutton, of Wabash; a brother, Leroy (Pam) Hansen, of Markle; six grandchildren, Jennifer Brewer, Tyler Brewer, Walter J. Woods and Danielle (Matt) Sommers, all of Wabash; Kristi Brewer, of Peru; and Amanda Woods, of Akron; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two infant daughters.

Calling is Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Scott Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

The memorial guest book may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.