Kathy Elling

November 1, 1951 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Kathy Elling Obituary

Kathy Irene Karns Elling, age 72, of Findlay, left this world on November 23, 2023, to move into a better one. She was born November 1, 1951, in Findlay to Raymond and Lois Karns. Kathy graduated from Findlay High School in 1970.

Kathy is survived by two wonderful and loving children, daughter, Ashley L. (Wes) Allen of Bradner; son, Bryan M. (Nikki Boss) Elling of Toledo; two amazing and talented grandchildren, Cash and Roxie Allen. Kathy loved her family with her whole heart and soul as they were always her whole life. She is also survived by her only sister, Vicki (Tom) Gierke of Findlay; two nephews, Tom (Tonya) Gierke, Jr. and Michael Gierke, both of Findlay; two great-nephews, Marcus (Edie) Gierke of Findlay and Jeffrey (Kattie Iwanski) Gierke of Hampton, VA. There are also two surviving uncles, Richard Powers of Marion and Phillip Powers of Woodland Texas; two aunts, Marylyn Solt of Findlay and Sara Karns of South Carolina; plus, numerous cousins.

Kathy chose to be cremated with no services. If you would like to honor her life, you can donate to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as she was an animal lover and was a lifetime member of both organizations.

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