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Kathy L. Wittie, 66, Andover

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Kathy L. Wittie, 66, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (January 4, 2023) at Highland Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.

Kathy was born on September 26, 1956 in Sacramento, Calif. to Ramond and Sylvia J. (Hurd) Hunt. She was a 1974 graduate of Saddleback High School in Santa Anna, Calif. On November 21, 1986, at the Andover Rod and Gun Club, she married Karl R. “Knubby” Wittie, who predeceased her on January 2, 2007.

Kathy worked in the office alongside her husband in the family construction business, KW Industries.

Kathy is survived by two sons, Kyle Wittie (Stephanie) of Dubois, Pa. and Kolton Wittie of Andover; a step-daughter, Karla McCardle (Patrick) of Baden, Switzerland; one sister, Kimberly Herr (Dennis) of Wellsville; her step-mother, Linda Boundy (David); a step-sister, Darcy Shutt (Carson); a brother-in-law, Marty Wittie (Charlotte); a sister-in-law, Deanna Ross; eight grandchildren, Thorin Wittie, Rowan Wittie, Aislinn Wittie, Kinsley Wittie, Ryan McCardle (Lauren), Tessa McCardle, Chloe McCardle and Kealan McCardle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Gary Hunt; a step-brother, Lars Lamphier and two brothers-in-law, Mark Wittie and Steven Wittie.

Kathy was the life of every party. She was unbelievably loving, never judging, always welcoming to everyone she met. She took in troubled kids and made them feel welcome. If there was a birthday party, Christmas party, baby shower, graduation party, Kathy was the one planning it. She was everyone’s friend.

Kathy had many loves. She loved frisbee golf, camping, boating and traveling. She loved to dance and play euchre. Kathy loved to eat, but she wanted it cooked well and she loved a variety of cuisine. Two years ago, in the midst of her sickness, she and several friends flew to Maine to enjoy four days of fine dining of lobster tails and oysters. It was Kathy’s way of leaving memories with those that were special to her.

Kathy’s other loves were her family and Andover. She was her children’s Number 1 Fan Club. She made all the ball games and other activities in their lives. She also volunteered her time on the Andover Haunted House Committee and Andover Fourth of July Committee. For years she hosted Bible studies in her home.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers at Highland Park.

Visitation will be held on Sunday (January 8) from 2-4 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Christian Mattison of the Andover Presbyterian Church officiating. Following cremation, her ashes will be laid to rest beside her husband in Valley Brook Cemetery in Andover on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.

Memorial contributions in Kathy’s name may be made to the Andover Historical Society, 11 East Greenwood Street, Andover, NY 14806. © 2022 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

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