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Kathryn Elizabeth Potter Rouse, 89, of Ashley passed away peacefully Monday (May 21, 2012).

Born June 20, 1922 in Delaware the only daughter of Thereon and Mayme (Dildine) Potter, Kathryn (Katie) was a lifelong resident of Delaware County. Kathryn graduated from Brown High School in Kilbourne, a member of the class of 1941. After graduation, Kathryn married Donald F. Rouse Jan. 25, 1942, and raised three children. Her interests included family, flower gardening, sewing and reading. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family and was an active member of The Fidelis Mother’s Club and participated in several card clubs. She devoted much of her time as a volunteer in the gift shop at Grady Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as the Rebecca Lodge. She was a member of the Ashley United Methodist Church.

Kathryn is survived by her children, Elizabeth A. (Earl) Brown of Delaware, Shirley K. (Ed) Reely of Delaware and Donald A. Rouse of San Antonio; three grandchildren, Catherine (Keith) Holewinski, Lisa K. Reely and Eddy (Jeni) Reely; and two great-grandchildren, Edward D. Reely and Austin J. Reely.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970; her daughter-in-law, Marcia Rouse in 2011; and a stillborn son in 1960.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Robinson Funeral Home where a celebration of her life will take place at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Sheryl Seitz officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 St. Rt. 37 East, Delaware, OH 43015.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

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