Kathryn M. Nearhoof, age 57, of Waterford, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Pleasant Ridge Manor West where she resided since 1996 because of an illness.

Nearhoof, Kathryn M.Born in Erie on April 27, 1957, Kathy was the daughter of the late Helen Feichtner Phares. She graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School and was married to George Randy Nearhoof in 1981. She formerly worked at Elgin Electronics and Fort LeBoeuf School District. Kathy enjoyed all animals but especially liked horses and horseback riding. Visits with her family were always the highlight of her day for she loved them all very much.

Kathy was preceded in death by her mother and her brother, Tim Buckner. Surviving family members include her husband, George Randy Nearhoof; two sons, Anthony Nearhoof and his wife Carrie, and Chris Nearhoof, all of Waterford; also, four grandchildren, Braeden, Kendal, Kevin, and MaryAnn; and two step-sisters, Sabrina and Sandy.

Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and may attend the funeral service on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Waterford Cemetery.