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Kathleen McPherron - September 08, 2013

Kathleen Fassler McPherron, 97, formerly of Holyoke and Sun City, Ariz., died Sept. 8, 2013, at Vi Care Center in San Diego, Calif. She was born in Washington County on July 14, 1916, to Frederick P. Fassler Sr. and Lydia Finkner Fassler.

She married Ernest L. McPherron of Fleming on Feb. 12, 1937. Ernest died April 5, 1991, in Sun City, Ariz.

Kathleen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was an excellent seamstress. She also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and weaving.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years; a brother, Frederick P. Fassler Jr.; and a son, Robert L. McPherron.

Kathleen is survived by a sister, Lois Harvey and husband Gordon of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Thomas A. McPherron and wife Phyllis of St. Joseph, Ill., Charles A. McPherron and wife Pamela of San Diego, Calif., and Douglas E. McPherron of Clayton, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Wilma Hayes Fassler of Akron; daughter-in-law, Phyllis K. McPherron of Decatur, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Kathleen’s remains will be placed next to her husband’s in the columbarium at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City. A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351-3196; The Elizabeth Hospice, 500 La Terraza Blvd., Ste. #130, Escondido, CA 92025; or an organization of the donor’s choice.