Katherine Michelle Marsh

Katherine Marsh

Katherine Michelle Marsh, 60, of Republic, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in her home with her loving family by her side. Marsh was born Dec. 21,1959 to Kenneth and Ruth (Nichols) Long in Springfield. Marsh married Gilbert Marsh and to this union they were blessed with four children, Kimberly, and triplets- Gregory, Alice and Marty. Marsh started the very first Special Olympics Group in Republic, advocating for the rights of the disabled. Her Special Olympian kiddos were always treated like they were one of her own children. After all her kids were grown, Kathy drove the school bus for Head Start, until her health started to decline. Marsh is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Gregory Lee Long; and her grandson Alex Cole Miles. Marsh is survived by her husband Gilbert, her children, Kimberly (Robert) Green, Gregory Marsh, Alice (Patrick) Foster, and Marty Marsh; 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Visitation was Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 5-7 pm. in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Funeral services were Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Meadors Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic.


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