Kathy S. Fought

July 03, 1958 - March 18, 2017

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Kathy Sue Fought, 58, of Wolcottville died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 7:03 a.m. in Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born July 3, 1958, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, to Bernard and Gertrude (Moore) Smith.

On August 25, 1979, in Topeka she married Steven D. Fought. He preceded her in death on November 21, 2016.

She has lived in this area since 1978, coming from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Mrs. Fought managed the Subway in Rome City for 13 years. She then worked at Casey’s in Syracuse for 1 ½ years, and retired as manager of the Subway in Kendallville in May, 2016.

Kathy enjoyed working with the public and never met a stranger. She and her husband lived on Steinbarger Lake for many years, thoroughly enjoying the lake life. Trips to Kentucky, camping, and crocheting were among her favorite interests. But, most of all, she loved spending time with her grandkids.

Surviving are two daughters, Jae Lynne Fought of Kendallville and Ashley Fought of Wolcottville; three stepdaughters, Teresa (Don) Smith of Wolcottville, Tonya (Mike) Holcomb of Kimmell, and Tracy (Stan) Wiley of Ligonier; four grandchildren, Tanner Fought, Turner Patrick, Hannah Musser, and Noah Musser; six step-grandchildren, Stephanie Eckler, Rebecca Eckler, Shannon Eckler, Bobbie Sue Eckler, Natasha (Michael) Handshoe, and Steven Bussie; 12 step great-grandchildren; her father, Bernard Smith of Sebring, Florida; and two brothers, Tom (Ron Kruman) Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, and Douglas (Kim) Smith of San Antonio, Texas.

She was also preceded in death by her mother.

There will be no services or calling.

Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City at a later date.

Preferred memorials are to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, 1701 Senate Boulevard, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Angel Sizemore
April 4th, 2017 12:56am
Columbia, Tennessee

I'm so sorry for your families loss. Kathy and Steve were both wonderful people. I'll never forget all the great times I had growing Up on the lake with them as a kid And the laughs as an adult afterwards. Prayers are with all of you friends and not friends. I know what losing a parent feels like an you've lost both in a very short time. I pray God guides you through these painful times.

Rick Bellingar
March 22nd, 2017 4:38pm
Dayton, OH

I knew Kathy in high school back in Mount Misery. She was a sweet, funny girl and we had a riot hanging out with our friend Di, running all over the Mitten and causing trouble. I'm very sorry for the family's loss, and it sounds like her entire community feels that loss.

Tina Zingg
March 22nd, 2017 9:48am
Kalkaska mi

So sorry for your loss.my prayers are with you. Mary Dale and my grandmother were best friends Syliva Ducommon.

Bill Stose
March 21st, 2017 10:08pm
Elkhart, IN

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Kathy for many years with Subway. What a great lady, who was so kind hearted and knew no stranger. Her sense of humor is what I remember best, as she always had her way of making me smile. Her grandchildren were her joy in life and she took every opportunity to talk about them and share pictures. She will be missed by many. God Bless.

Toni Mast
March 21st, 2017 6:06pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very nice person and a great advocate for the youth baseball group in Rome City. She will be missed by alot of people.

BJ Lower
March 21st, 2017 4:46am
Pierceton, In

Thinking of you and your family.

Betty Grady
March 21st, 2017 3:05am
Rome City Indiana 46784

I truely sorry to hear of your loss Jae Lynn. Prayers for you and your family.

Jo Ann Heltzel
March 21st, 2017 2:49am
Leesburg, FL

So sorry for your loss and prayers for all her family! Enjoyed getting to know her when she worked at Subway and she was always so friendly and nice to her customers!

Jim & Roxanne Annis
March 21st, 2017 2:12am

Love and prayers being sent to all the family. Our hearts break for you.

Alanna Kauffman
March 21st, 2017 1:09am
Homosassa, Florida

When she would come into the coffee shop (while waiting on her children and grandkids to show up) I would sit down and spend a few minutes talking with her. It was always a joy, she touched my life. May she Rest In Peace.

Tammy Leszczynski
March 21st, 2017 12:11am

My heart goes out to all of her family. She was one of the sweetest woman I knew . From the first time I met her she's been so kind to me and that meant the world to me. I'll always love her and she will always have a special place in my heart ...

Zachery bussie
March 20th, 2017 11:52pm
Toledo ohio

Going to miss you gma Love you lots

Linda Wilson
March 20th, 2017 11:04pm
Parrish, FL

My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy's family and friends. She was a dear friend and I will miss her beyond words. May she and her beloved husband Steve, Rest In Peace. True love lasts forever 🙏💔🌹

Barbara J Fought
March 20th, 2017 10:19pm
Winter Haven, FL

So sorry for your lose. She was a special lady!

Kim rogers
March 20th, 2017 9:11pm
Red fox,ky.

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the families