Katherine L. Oblinger

November 20, 1914 ‒ September 26, 2014

Lexington, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Katherine Oblinger’s secret to longevity was maintaining a positive attitude, keeping her mind sharp and approaching life with a rich sense of humor. She was an adventurous woman – given to travel – but was detailed and focused on what really mattered in life: her work, her family and the Lord.

Her amiable spirit has found eternal rest, as she was taken into the Lord’s presence Friday afternoon September 26, 2014 from Mifflin Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was 99.

Born Katherine Lavina Moyer November 20, 1914 in Mansfield to Edward and Catherine (Smith) Moyer, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School.

Katherine had worked with Page Dairy, O’Neil’s and Brandenburg Chevrolet, but most people will remember her for working in the office of Stevens Manufacturing and Essex Wire, retiring from United Technologies with 25 years of service in the payroll department.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, and was a member of and served as treasurer for Lexington Senior Citizens. She loved to travel with the senior citizen group, and will be remembered for her kind and thoughtful heart.

She is survived by her daughter Patti (Gene) Snook of Mansfield; her son-in-law Richard Cochran of Mansfield; grandchildren Leigh Grubbs of Mansfield, Robin (Dan) Broaddus of Lexington, Dave Cochran of Mansfield, Jill (Jason) Boyd of Lexington, Amy (Danny) Kalb of Loveland, Carin (Art) Cain of Shelby and Trisha (Ernie) Vargo of Lakewood; 18 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and cherished friends Martha Brumenshenkel and Naomi Jerow.

Her husband Louis H. Oblinger preceded her in death. Also deceased are her daughter Cynthia Cochran, an infant son Jack Oblinger; a sister Clara Moyer and brothers Harold Moyer and Robert Moyer.

Her family will receive friends Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to St. John’s United Church of Christ may be made at the funeral home. Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Oblinger and messages of sympathy and support may be made to them at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Patti and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mom. Remembering when we were teenagers and how nice both of your parents were. You and your family gave much love to your mom, I hope knowing how good you were to her will help you heal. Love and prayers. Penny Dean

  • Patti, I am so sorry for your loss, but knowing what a good daughter you were has to be a great satisfaction to you.. Loved your mother and your family. Your mom and dad were so special and I considered them, you and Cynthia as my second family… Memories that last forever…. Love you with many hugs, your “sister” Smitty.

  • Patti,

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sure she will be watching over you from heaven. I still have good memories of your dad and your family.
    God bless you all.

    Jim Smith

  • Please accept out deepest sympathies for your profound loss of your beloved Mom. She was an amazing woman and great neighbor to our parents, the McNauls. May God’s peace be with you all during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Carol and Barb