AUSTINTOWN Prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church for Katherine D. Kathy Prest, 65, who passed away Friday afternoon at Hospice House, surrounded by her family.
Kathy was born Oct. 30, 1947, in Youngstown, a daughter of Maurice and Stella Rochford Smith, and was a lifelong area resident.
She graduated from Boardman High School, was a homemaker and worked as an inventory specialist for RGIS. Kathy was a great cook, the Queen of pierogis and stuffed cabbage at Julian Grays Restaurant for the past two years.
Kathy was a long-time parishioner at St. Dominics Parish. She loved to play cards, loved to spend time with children and was a babysitter for many.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, William G. Prest Sr., whom she married Aug. 1, 1964; three loving children, William G. (Pam) Prest Jr., Kelly (Sean) Koval and Brett Prest, all of Austintown; a granddaughter, Kallie Koval of Austintown; two sisters, Rosemarie Dee Dee Joseph of Boardman and Donna Yancsurak of Austintown; her mother-in-law, Katherine Kitty McGarry; and many brothers and sisters-inlaw, nieces, nephews and extended family.
Besides her parents, Kathy was preceded in death by a grandson, Julian Gray Prest.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Fox Funeral Home, Boardman.
Kathys family would like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital and those at Hospice House for the kind and loving care they provided her and her family.
Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.