TRAVERSE CITY — Catherine “Kitty” M. Ehardt, 80, of Traverse City, formerly of Lexington, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Traverse City. She was born Dec. 28, 1932, in Croswell, daughter of the late Harvey and Ellen (Heilig) Matthews.
She and the late Robert “Bob” H. Ehardt were married on May 2, 1953, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Lexington and enjoyed 54 years of marriage together.
Kitty spent the majority of her life raising her family in the Lexington area and was active in sports such as golf and softball, along with organizations that she or Bob belonged to such as the Lexington Fire Department and Lexington VFW Post.
She was a bookkeeper for her husband’s carpentry business and for the Lexington Cemetery.
Kitty will be remembered as an avid card player who always enjoyed a good game with friends!
She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Lexington and Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme.
A devoted and loving mother, Kitty is survived by her four sons, Stephen (Ardis), of Lexington, Paul (Helen), of Rochester, John (Robin), of Traverse City, and Phillip (Kelly), of Lake Orion; and eight grandchildren, Allen, Erica, Lauren, Douglas, Nicholas, Nicole, Danielle and Andrew.
Kitty was preceded in death by brothers, Henry and Patrick Matthews; and is survived by sisters, Helene Martin, of Tomball, Texas, and Mary Ellen Tabar, of Washington, Mich.
Viewing will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Pomeroy Funeral Home in Lexington. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Ave Maria - St. Denis Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Village of Lexington Fire Department.