Katherine J. Colby

Katherine J. Colby, 81, Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:50 am at her home in, Mishawaka, Indiana.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am CST, June 27, 2020 at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN. Visitation will be from 10:00 am -11:00 am CST, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

She was born May 12, 1939 in Michigan City, IN to the late Douglas H. and Erma L. (Woodard) Adams.

Surviving are daughter, Paula Henderson of Holiday, FL; son, Shawn Douglas Adams of Bloomington, IN; three grandsons, Myles Shawn Adams of Bloomington, IN, William Stinson, Robert Lewis Smith; three sisters, Elizabeth (Willie) Lynch of Las Vegas, NV, Judith (Robert) Talbot of Clermont, FL, Daisy Scott of Mishawaka, IN; host of nieces and nephews; She was preceded in death by daughter, Carla M. Adams; three brothers, Douglas Adams, Charles Adams, Anthony Adams.

Katherine retired after working many years for Whirlpool and Wal-Mart, both of which she was named a lifetime associate. She was an avid reader, enjoyed quilting, and was a very giving person, often giving to multiple charitable organizations. She was recognized for her contributions to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, St. Jude's Research Hospital and Father Flanagan's Boys Home.

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