She was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Springfield, Ohio, to James O. and Christine (Crisman) Dearmon. Kathy moved from Kentucky to Wakeman in the 1980s and remained there. Kathy was a very hard working person and was formerly employed at the Monroeville American Legion and Wakeman Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4354.
Kathy enjoyed helping people, and had a love for decorating, antiques, and gardening. A free spirit, she loved music, and most of all spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. With a contagious smile, laughter, and a great sense of humor, she will be missed by many.
Survivors include her husband, Gary L. Champney, whom she married Aug. 12, 2017; son, Robert (Monica) Reed Jr. of Somerset, Ky.; daughter, Tara Horvath of Wakeman; grandchildren, Denver, Natalie, Keegan, Cameron, and Preston; stepchildren, Steve Horvath Jr. of Huron and Kathryn Avalos of Lorain; brothers and sisters, Wendell, Richie, Connie and Donna; and a host of cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Reed; and stepdaughters, Stephanie Horvath and Michelle Horvath.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Wakeman Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4354 at a later date.
Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain, is entrusted with arrangements.