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Kathy Sue (Dearmon) Champney

Reflector • Updated Jan 3, 2020 at 3:38 PM

WAKEMAN — Kathy Sue (Dearmon) Champney, 62, of Wakeman, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

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.

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