GOSHEN — Katherine “Kathy” Tony, 56, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, after a sudden illness.
She was born Nov. 22, 1957, in Evansville, the fourth child of Melvin and Ruth (Montgomery) Fuquay.
Kathy grew up in Evansville and graduated from Reitz High School. She attended Indiana State University.
In 1980, Kathy moved to Elkhart and was employed by ADEC. It was there that she met her husband, Steve. Kathy and Steve were married May 1, 1982. In 1998 their daughter, Emily, joined the family. They moved to Goshen in 1999.
A lifelong advocate for people with disabilities, Kathy continued to work for ADEC until her death.
She was very active in the community, her family life and supporting the interests and activities of her daughter. Kathy enjoyed gardening and sewing and was a member of the Eastern Star.
Kathy is survived by Steven and Emily; her brothers, Gary (Jan) Fuquay of Sun City West, Ariz., and Dan (Janet) Fuquay of Evansville; a sister, Gail Teller of Evansville; and her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Gathering Room at College Mennonite Church, 1900 S. Main St., Goshen. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the church. Pastors Marty Lehman and Pamela Yoder will officiate.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery in Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the ADEC Endowment Fund.