Kathryn Michelle Margraff

February 15, 1986 ‒ June 21, 2017

Marion, Ohio

A loving mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, and friend, Kathryn Michelle Margraff, was embraced by her heavenly father early Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  She was much too young, only 31, and of Marion.

On February 15, 1986, Katie was born on the Howard Air Force Base in Panama, the daughter of Elisia (Gist) Baldwin and Andrew Margraff.  She was raised in Marion, Ohio, and graduated from River Valley High School in the class of 2004, where she loved participating in basketball and track.

Katie worked for Dr. Vivek Awasty in many capacities, helping with home health care, medical assistance, and clinical research.

Over the years, Katie attended the Caledonia Baptist Temple.

An avid sports fan, Katie especially loved playing softball and watching her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.  She also was a scrap booker, and a mean cook.

Most important of all to Katie was her family.  She cherished every moment with her two precious children, Cohen and Izabella.  She loved being around and spending all her time with family.

Katie was a firecracker!  She was spunky and energetic, loving and stubborn, compassionate and ornery, and so much more all at the same time.  She was notorious for being late, even bringing the main dish for dinner three hours late.  She had a way of stealing the show with her fun loving personality, quick wit, and smile that lite up every room.

She will be dearly missed by her two children: Cohen and Izabella Oden; fiancé, Rick Oden; mother, Elisia Baldwin; father, Andrew Margraff; four siblings: Tommy (Casey Moore) Margraff, Jeffrey Baldwin, Victoria (Ethan) Wray, and Rene Margraff; three nephews and one niece: Thomas and Adisyn Margraff, and Joseph and Tanner Wray; a sister-in-law, Renee (Geisey) Margraff; a close aunt and uncle, Kim and Doug Troutman; grandparents: Steve and Connie Gist, Charles “Ed” (Jane) Margraff, and Marselle Margraff; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Katie was preceded in death by her great-grandparents: Allen “PePa” and Alleen “MeMa” Sanders; and by her uncle, Dana Sanders.

Her family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will also be held there at 1 p.m. on Monday.  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with unexpected expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Katie’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • My sincere condolences to the Margraff family. May the fond memories of the times you shared bring you comfort, while God’s promise of a future resurrection, found at John 5:28 & 29, brings you hope during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  • My deepest condolence’s , my dear friend Elisia. God now has a beautiful angel to look down upon you and your family. May she hold you all close and be there when you unite. God, I pray you take Katie in your loving arms and guide her to your kingdom of mighty Glory. I pray, to You dear Lord, please help Katie’s family find peace and help them during this time….. in Your name , I pray….. Amen.

  • To the whole family I send my deepest sympathies and pray God sees you all thru this painful time. Remember God has made this a temporary home for us all and his intent is that we be reunited in his glorious heavens where there is no more pain or sorrow. I want you to know I will be praying for you all and my heart breaks thinking of you. God Bless and may Katie be watching over you!

  • Very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to the family. May God shield you with His comfort & peace.

  • I didnt know Katie but I just wanna say my thoughts and prayers are with you Elisia and the rest of the family I ask that god our heavenly father wrap your arms around the family and guide them and help them get through this and hold them dear in this time of need R.I.P Katie gone but never forgotten

  • Our hearts and prayers and love are with you! So sudden and so tragic. The memorial video was beautiful!! Hang on to all those cherished memories and her love for life and her family. Prayers for her babies!! May they know their Mother’s love for them!

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May she rest in peace in heaven.

  • Katie, you have been & always will be my ray of sunshine. Your smile was true, your eyes always twinkled, although too many times with tears. I Watched you rise up & save a life, while I couldn’t even dial 911 as my hands shook so bad. You were funny, you were compassionate and I love you so much. You will always be my Katydid!
    Love, Aunt Ginni

  • I am so very sorry for your loss – a terrible tragedy. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time. May God wrap His loving arms around all of you.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We remember Katie’s beautiful smile and her love for life. The slumber parties with”the girls” are some of our favorite memories of our children growing up together. Always in our hearts Katie. Heaven has received an angel.

  • Marselle and Eddie, so sorry to hear about your loss as well as the rest of the Margraff family. It has been many years since we knew you from Calvary
    Baptist Church in Crestline. My husband Gene was saved at Gethsemane Baptist, I am the daughter of Edwin and Stella Petry. (Carol Sue)
    Hope that you are serving the Lord again these days, so sorry about things long ago, but all is forgiven thru the blood of Jesus Christ.

    Again so sorry to hear about this great loss. It is so sad losing a young person in the family.

  • My sincere condolences. I Pray that our Heavenly Father comforts you all during this difficult time.

  • So so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful young lady. May God s love be with you and her memories fill your souls till you meet again.
    Sincerely Trish Flaherty Reid and family

  • Elisia – I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. May God Bless you with peace, comfort, and beautiful memories.

  • Elisha,

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Mike and Angela Baldwin

  • Well Kate….not sure how to make this short and sweet…..You always said I was your rock but you were mine too. We were always trading off our babies. We were always there in the middle of the night. We were there living this so called life together. You made me angry and feisty. You made me feel so loved and apart of your life. You gave me the best memories and playmates for my own kids. You listened like my unpaid therapist and had my back with the same unconditional love as a sister. My heart is broken but full at the same time because of your love. I will cherish every memory and share it with your beautiful children. I love you Kay Kay.

  • So, so sorry! Clearly Katie is so loved and will be so missed here on this earth!! May God give you comfort and friends and family to support you through this terrible loss. Take care, all of you.

  • So sorry for your families lost, I didn’t know Kathryn but am a nieghbur, I once knocked on her door to let her know her big dog was loose down the street. And would sometimes see her mowing her grass,and she always seen playing outside with her kids. This is so terrible, just wanted to say, prayers for the family and children.

  • My heart goes out to all of the family of Katie… I had the pleasure working with Katie at Dr. Awasty’s office. My thoughts and prayers are with Katie’s family. God bless all of you… Kim

  • Ed and Family

    I am so sorry to hear about your sudden loss. I know that no loss is easy but to be taken so young doesn’t seem right. Please find comfort in the fact that she is in the hands of our Lord and will be with you always.

  • Elisia and family,
    I haven’t seen Katie since she was young, when she used to play with my daughter, Cassandra. So sorry to hear about your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with your family!