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Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Thursday June 16th, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am

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Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Thursday June 16th, 2022
10:45am - 11:45am

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Arlington Memorial Gardens
Thursday June 16th, 2022
2:30pm - 3:00pm

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Kathryn Florence Friend (ORME)

Kathryn F. ORME (Friend) (nee Puckett), 97, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 surrounded by those she loved. She was born August 19, 1924 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Fred and Bessie Puckett. Kathryn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Leonard A. Orme, Sr. She is survived by her 4 children: Len Orme, (Ann); Beverly Plath (Bob); Judy Young (Gene); and Tom Orme (Claudia). She later became the beloved wife of Ralph Friend who preceded her in death in 2006. Also, she is preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Puckett and two sisters, Helen Bell and Janet Bell. She is survived by 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.


Kathryn somehow found the strength she needed to endure her long illness through her faith. She had a wonderful sense of humor and brought many smiles to everyone around her, touching their lives in such a positive way. Her greatest legacy, however, is the imprints she left on those she loved. We will all share in the loss of someone so special.


Visitation will be Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. in Fellowship Hall in Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 4600 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227. Service will follow at 10:45 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. in the sanctuary of the church. At the closing of the service guests will gather for lunch in Fellowship Hall. Individuals wishing to attend the graveside service will depart the church at 1:30 P.M and meet at the Family Gathering Area at the cemetery at 2:15 PM. (For safety reasons there will be no motorcade.) Interment will be in Arlington Memorial Gardens (Garden of Nativity), 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be contributed in Kathryn's memory to Mt. Washington Care Center Activity Department, 6900 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45230; Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243; or any charity of your choice.


The family would like to thank the staff of Mt. Washington Care Center for their dedication and compassion. Truly, there are angels walking with us daily.

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Katherine (Kit Kat) was such a wonderful person and always made the therapy team at Mt. Washington and me smile with jokes and crude humor. She was such a pleasure to be in the same room with and she made sure there was never a dull moment. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was truly an amazing friend and I know she will be in heaven causing all kinds of trouble and making everyone smile.

Jake Butler Jun 16 2022 5:22 PM

Aunt Kate was a very special lady to all my brothers and sisters. She was always so loving to all of us and will be remembered dearly.
RIP Aunt Kate. Loved you very much.

Barbara Sizemore Jun 14 2022 11:13 AM

Our sincere condolences are with the family.
Much love.
Tim & Cindy

Tim Jun 11 2022 5:02 PM