Catherine "Kitty" Kovach, age 88, resident of Shelby passed away on March 14, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Crestwood Care Center.
Born October 3, 1929 in West Newton, PA to Oliver R. & Frances W. (Hereford) Seybold, she has been a Shelby resident since 1969.
Catherine retired from K-Mart and was a member of the American Legion. She also enjoyed crafts. Her welcoming smile and kindness made her loved by all.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Kovach, whom she married August 16, 1951; Two sons, C. Michael (Deb) Kovach of Shelby and William J. (Diana) Kovach of Erie PA; one daughter, Cathy D. (Robert) Wolfgang of Plymouth; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Simon of Virginia, Delores (Dee)(Ronald) Cearley of Virginia and Eileen (George) Bush of PA; one brother, Carmen (Corky) Seybold of Florida.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Aleathia Seybold and Jean Blazek and two brothers, Oliver (Olie) and Richard Seybold.
Friends may call at Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, March 19, 2018. Friends may also call an hour prior to the funeral service, 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home. Father Michael Ellis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Mansfield will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Catherine to the American Cancer Society 248 Park Ave W, Mansfield, OH 44902.