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“Kate and my mother began their friendship in the late 1930s while working at Frigidaire in Dayton and it never ended. She was my mother's maid of...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Lana Rhoads - Brookville, OH

“Mrs. Loxley was the fifth grade teacher of my wife (Linda Hemmerick) and me (Dennis Hunt) in the 1958-59 school year at Milton-Union Schools in West...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Dennis Hunt - Troy, OH - student

“I am truly blessed to have known Mrs. Loxley growing up in my youth. She was a wonderful educator who seemed to have the patience of a saint ...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Paul Boothe - Warren, OH

“"KG" Katherine the Great -- pretty much says it all. She was great to everyone who was touched by her life, especially me....Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Dearing - Columbus, OH

“I will never forget this, "one-of-a-kind" lady. Our family's were close back in the day. Attended school and Sunday school with her and Hub's kids....Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Bruce Shank - Arcanum, OH

“I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Kathyrn. I worked on her Satellite and TV's for several years before I retired. She and O.B. were...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Beckner - Hamden, OH - friend

“Deepest sympathy to all the family. She will be remembered in our family for her laughter and love of life. Sweet sleep, Katie. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Loxley Drake - Beaverton, OR

“My heartfelt sympathies go out to family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise found in 1 Thessalonians 4 : 14 can bring...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Brad

“Katheryn was a one of a kind individual. Teacher, friend, counselor, mentor and very much part of our family. We all will miss her greatly, but...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Valeria Hersman - Family Friend

“Katherine was a big part of our family she was my favorite school teacher. She would do anything for anyone. She has been reunited with her best...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Joreen McMillen - thurman, OH

“She was a wonderful lady.she was certainly a family to us. She was always doing something for others. She was my favorite teacher. I know for sure...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Joreen McMillen - thurman, OH

“Mrs. Loxely was my 4th grade teacher at Kinnson many years ago and she influenced me for the years to come, I remember every detail of her class and...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Courtney (Wallace) Brewer - AL

“Mrs. Loxley was ahead of her time. She made learning creative and included every student in that learning process. She was one of my favorite...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Gil Taylor - Clarksville, IN

“She was my grandmother's best friend, my fourth grade teacher and a beloved part of our family. She and my grandmother are together again! ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Bronwyn Ginty - Gahanna, OH


It is with profound sadness that the family of Kathryn Loxley announces her passing on the morning of Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the age of 99 years.
Kathryn was born in Greenville, Ohio to Fred Harleman and Henrietta Harleman (nee Hosier) on March 25, 1918. She began her long and fabled teaching career in West Milton, Ohio in 1958. A move to Jackson, Ohio in 1964 led her teaching talents to Kinnison School in Jackson, where she taught until her retirement in 1993.

She was known and loved for her lessons in Outdoor Education (which included several class trips throughout the years to "The Shire," the Loxley farm in Wellston, Ohio), economics, and bartering. The lessons taught in these units are still remembered fondly today by former students of Mrs. Loxley.
Kathryn offered a summer program at The Shire for elementary students from 1965 to 1995. The focus of the summer program was academic in the morning hours, with the afternoons being spent swimming or fishing in the lake, and enjoying moments of fellowship at the end of each day.

Her work in education was tireless and practical to young learners, and it earned her recognition at the local, state, and federal levels.
In 1993, Kathryn became a licensed minister. She led the services at the Jackson Christian Church and the Mt. Nebo Church outside of Wellston. Starting in the mid-90's, she also organized and ran the soup kitchen out of the Jackson Christian Church. She held the tenets of the Christian faith deep in her soul during every waking moment.

She was an example and inspiration to all who knew her—as a teacher, a steward of the planet, a friend, a Christian, and a woman. She will be dearly and sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

Kathryn is preceded in death by her husband Orval Bautham (O.B.) Loxley, son Ted Loxley, daughter Cheryl Loxley, granddaughter Susan Bilger, and grandsons Aaron Loxley and Montgomery Bilger.

She is survived by daughters Connie Wharton (Dickson) and Carolyn Loxley (James Rogers), daughter-in-law Marilyn Loxley, and son-in-law Paul Hanks.
She was a wonderful grandmother to 12 fortunate grandchildren, and she was K-G (Kathryn the Great) to nine granddaughters and grandsons.

Friends will be received on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home (135 Broadway Street, Jackson, Oh 45640). A service in celebration of Kathryn's life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jackson Christian Church, (102 Broadway St., Jackson, Ohio 45640), with Pastor Dale Wesley George officiating. Interment will follow at Leamer Cemetery, on Leamer Cemetery Road (just off of Tom Corwin Road).

In lieu of flowers, family asks for donations to be made to:

The Kathryn Loxley Memorial Scholarship
c/o Jackson City Schools
450 Vaughn Street
Jackson, OH 45640

Please make checks payable to Jackson City Schools and please write "Kathryn Loxley Memorial Fund" in the memo line.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home
135 Broadway Street Jackson, OH 45640
Tel. (740) 286-4161

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