Katherine C. Shifley

September 30, 1960 ‒ January 09, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Katherine C. Shifley, 59, of Galion, went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, January 9, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by her family.

Born September 30, 1960 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late, Raymond and Venita Kay (Duffner) Ivy.  She married Douglas Shifley on July 10, 1979 and he survives.

Kathie was a graduate of Galion High School in 1979 and received an Associate Degree from North Central State College in 1992.  She worked for Dr. Stephen Walker, Chiropractor in Lexington and then worked as a receptionist for Avita Heart and Vascular department in Ontario.  She is a member of the Fusion Church in Lexington, Ohio. She was very competitive while watching her grandchildren play sports and enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel. Kathie’s grandchildren were the center of her world and they called her Nana. You would often hear her tell them “ Love you more than all the atoms, love your face, Glad You’re Mine.”

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Aleta (Michael) Rowe of Ontario and Josh Shifley of Galion; grandchildren, Brooklyn and Brady Rowe and Logan, Trevor, Brantley and Nolan Shifley; brothers Ken (Deb) Ivy and Keith (Becki) Ivy and additional sisters-in-law, Michele Ivy and Lee Ann (Chad Early) Ivy.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Kevin Ivy, Kendall Ivy, I and Kendall Ivy, II.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 at Fusion Church, 220 Industrial Drive, Lexington, Ohio 44904 with Pastors Terry Garrett and Bill Savage officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research or to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Kathie, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • So sad to see Kathies obituary and tribute. Kathie was a genuine person and always positive , she will be missed but never forgotten by her family and friends. Please know that The Shifley family are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa Dye

  • Doug, Josh, Aleta and family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this most difficult time

  • To the whole family. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. Kathie was older then most of us kid’s on Richardson Ave, but I remember her as she visited her parents and brothers. All was so nice

  • So sorry for your loss Shifley family,Kathy was a strong ,beautiful person who had no problem telling you what she thought,especially sitting at game or event and when she didnt agree to a refs call ,I loved that about her even thou her daughter would say mom be quiet ,probally because I’m same way too,she will be missed and never forgotten .Our prayers for your family will be to see life thru her eyes as we love and cherish the memories,thank you for being a great mother in law to our son and great grandma to our grandkids.thanks for being a great example of strong Christian women to the world,If she where still here she wouldl tell you “Never give up on life and always think positive ,God will make a way and tell you when life gives you lemons you make lemonade”.Ill never forget the long talks we had dear friend ,Rest in peace my friend and go fly high on that mountain.

  • So sorry to see this. Your family has had so much loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, especially at this time.
    Al & Alice Sisson

  • So sorry for your loss. Just remember she’s not in pain and you’ll see her again. God bless you all

  • She was such a beautiful soul. When she left Avita Bucyrus I really missed seeing her smiling face. She would always come over to the therapy room to look out our big windows because her office didn’t have any. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.

  • So sorry to hear about Kathie, she fought so long and hard. She was such a nice person. May she rest in peace now. Thinking of all of you.

  • To Doug, kids, & family of Kathy. I am truly sorry for your loss. We know that she is in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus & those who’ve gone before her. I pray for the comfort of the Holy Spirit in each of your lives as you journey through the next chapter of your lives. Let the peace and presence of Christ surround & shelter you. Praying for you and the entire family.

  • To the Shifley and Ivy Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Kathie.
    The Ron Nelson Family