Katherine (Kathy) Marie Yerkes

February 05, 1945 ‒ June 28, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Katherine (Kathy) Marie Yerkes, age 74, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away at her residence on Friday, June 28, 2019.  She was born on February 5, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan.  Her parents were John and Betty Jane (Parker) Baldwin.

Kathy was a graduate of Alliance High School.  She loved reading and her favorites were true crime novels.  Kathy was an animal lover and always had her K-9 and feline companions around.  She loved going to the Station Break and being around her friends, but her greatest joy was her family and grandchildren.

Kathy is survived by her children, Michelle Minjarez, Dennis (Jennifer) Gardner, John (Tiffany) Gardner, Scott Gardner; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Colleen Baldwin, Rose Stevenson, Mary Barnum and Mary Jane Duffel; several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Kathy is preceded in death by her son, Michael Gardner; and a grandson.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Katherine (Kathy) Marie Yerkes.

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  • I’ve got many great memories at Station Break with your Mom. We were devistated to hear. The group she sat with will remember her fondly. She was definitely loved by us. Praying for peace and comfort for the whole family.

  • Kathy enjoyed coming to The Station Break in the mornings and doing word search puzzles as she waited for her friends to arrive. She had a special group of friends who loved to laugh together. They all look out for each other, and their group will not be the same without Kathy. We are all going to miss her. She liked to say, “Hey, I have a good one for you,” before sharing a bit of news. Rest in comfort, Kathy.

    • I met Kathy two Years ago and we became good friends right away. We spent many morning talking about our children, grands, greats, grands, and cutting up with with our friends. Kathy will be missed by all of us. R.I.P. Kathy We Love You.

  • May God’s peace be a comfort to the hearts of all of Kathy’s loved ones at this trying time. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences for your great loss.
    My husband “Bill” is unconsolable, as he feels he has lost a member of his own family. For two plus years, he and Kathy sat side by side every day at Station Break, sharing all the ups and downs that the day held for them. He says; “She was like a sister to me and my heart just aches.”
    She was a sweet lady and she will be greatly missed.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending love your way. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • You have my prayers in the loss of your mother. I meet her when you lived in Indianapolis. I know you will miss her but just remember she is now in a wonderful [lace. your adopted mom. I love you