Katharine F. Laiming, 1913-2010
Vail, CO Colorado
Katharine F. “Kitty” Laiming, 96, of Gridley, Ill., died Thursday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in El Paso, Ill.
Celebration of life services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the First United Church of Gridley with Brian Johnson and Rev. Andy Huette officiating. Cremation rites were accorded. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. Memorials may be made to the church or the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
She was born May 7, 1913 in Philadelphia, the daughter of George Washington Kurtz and Katharine Allan Korb Farrington. She married Harry John Laiming on Nov. 25, 1939 in Philadelphia. He died May 6, 1993.
Surviving is one son, Paul (Susan) Laiming, of Gridley; daughter Virginia (Andre) Laiming Willner, of Avon; grandchildren Paul (Melissa) Laiming and Katie (Shannon) Bachelor; great-grandchildren Sam, Anna, and Grace Bachelor, and Abi, Esther, Paul, Tuchichos, and Asher Laiming; sister-in-law Betty Farrington, of Sarasota, Fla.; and nieces Diane, Beth, and Debby.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Korb Farrington.
Kitty was a member of the St Matthew Lutheran Church in Moorsetown, N.J. and then Fisrt United Church of Gridley. She was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School. She worked as a paralegal for attorney John Dilkes.
She was a direct descendant of John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hart lived near Philadelphia and supplied all the food for George Washington and his men when they crossed the Delaware. Kitty was proud of her heritage and took pride in her country as a Daughter of the American Revolution. She has been called many times a ladies’ lady – she was gracious, loving and a person who enjoyed her family.