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Kathryn Marquart

January 17, 1952 — July 12, 2020

Kathryn "Kathy" S. Marquart (Pugh) of Van Wert, OH passed away on July 12, 2020.

Kathy was born in Van Wert to Charles and Carolyn (Searfoss) Pugh, who both preceded her in death. On November 18, 1983, she was united in marriage with her husband, Harold Marquart.

Kathy was a compassionate woman who cared especially for children. She spent many years babysitting, and was a mother figure to many. Caring for children was very dear to her heart.

Kathy loved to travel, go on vacation, shop QVC, visit the casinos and spend time with her beloved family. Kathy loved Christmas; decorating, making Christmas candy, Christmas sweets of all and any kind. Kathy absolutely loved Christmas and it brought her so much joy to celebrate the holidays with her family.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Harold; her children, Tracy & Charolette Marquart, Melissa Marquart, Saundra & Nicole Marquart, Courtney & Bart Barthels; her brothers, Bob Pugh, Charles Pugh, Jerald Brown; her sisters, Linda Lautzenheiser (Decatur), Janet Turner, Ethel Wilson (Coldwater), Carol Hoffman, Ruth Dameron; her grandchildren, Dylan Marquart, Rayna Marquart, Spencer Blue, Justin Blue, Madilynn Thompson and one great grandchild, Luna Barthels.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert. A private, family only funeral service will be held.

Although family and friends are invited to attend Kathryn's visitation, we continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable, the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the members of Kathryn's family and friends who are at risk. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as able.

Preferred memorials may be sent to the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

4:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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