Chesterton Tribune

Kathy Louise Mort Flory dies at age 54

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Kathy Louise Mort Flory, 54 of Akron, Ohio, passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012 in her home, surrounded by her family.

Kathy was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., September 11, 1957, to Harry and Barbara Westafer Mort.

She graduated in 1975 from Manchester High School and attended floral design school and later received an associate of arts degree in Interior Design from Indiana-Purdue at Ft. Wayne.

On January 29, 1994, Kathy married her best friend, John Flory, at the University of Notre Dame. Together they shared many common interests and adventures in life for the next 18 years.

For the last decade Kathy worked at Biomet until she was recently placed on medical leave.

Kathy and John enjoyed embracing nature on the horse trails of northern Indiana, with their Tennessee Walking horses. She established the Millark Kennel, home of her show quality Australian Cattle dogs, which they exhibited around the U.S. They enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and spirited Euchre games with family. She also enjoyed gardening and collecting buttons, as well as antiques to decorate their Millark Mill home.

She designed and created custom jewelry and was featured at Art Shows around northern Indiana.

Kathy is survived by her husband, John, sister, Penny (Mitchell) Schutz of North Manchester, brother, Greg (Sandy) Mort of Raleigh, North Carolina, her mother Barbara Mort of Chesterton, father Harry (Phyllis) Mort of Fort Wayne, two brothers-in-law: Aaron (Lori) Flory of Mishawaka and Ryan (Julie) Flory of South Bend, her mother-in-law Dolores Flory of South Bend and her father-in-law Ray (Dorthea) Flory of South Bend, as well as six nieces and nephews, Brogan Schutz, Nick Flory, Leah Flory, Oliver Flory, Dashiell Flory and Meredith Flory. Kathy also leaves behind her beloved canine companion Ralphie and feline friend Smokey.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester, with Pastor Karen Eberly officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Fulton County Humane Society and Hope Hospice of Fulton County.


Posted 5/7/2012