Katherine Hosler Brown
Katherine Marie Hosler Brown passed away unexpectedly this past
weekend. She was 61. Born on July 3, 1956, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was
the daughter of Marie “Mary Ann” Wickes and Peter Hosler. Katherine will be
remembered as a kind and generous woman, who lived a life devoted to
helping others. She pursed that passion as her career. She was a graduate
of Penn State and then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Marriage and
Family Therapy from Virginia Tech. Katherine worked as a Child and
Adolescent Team Leader at Oaklawn in Goshen, and she was previously
employed as a Mental Health Professional at Correct Care Solutions in
Elkhart. Katherine was a dedicated member of Pathway’s Christian Church.
She also enjoyed many hobbies such as quilting, cooking, gardening, and
bicycling. While Katherine had many interests, she delighted most in her
family. Left behind to cherish her memory is her son, Robert (Julie)
Billingham IV, Denver, CO; her daughter, Victoria Billingham and her
husband Robert Fincher, Las Vegas, NV; and her father, Peter (Vera) Hosler,
Wallingford, PA. Also surviving: A brother Gregory (Josie) Hosler,
Singapore; sisters: Pamela Hosler, St. Louis, MO; Theresa Roulic , Billerica,
MA; Lorraine (Jason) Venner, Redwood City, CA; a step-daughter, Deanna
(Christopher) Rodecki, Elkhart, IN; grandsons: Andrew Rodecki, Evan
Rodecki, and William Fincher; nephews: Peter Hosler and Michael Roulic;
and nieces: Joyce Hosler and Stephanie Roulic. She was predeceased by
her mother and a husband of 23 years, Walter D. Bennett. Memorial Services
will be held on Saturday, February 3 at Pathway Church, 13805 US 20,
Middlebury, Indiana, 46540; with Pastor Scott Miller officiating. Visitation
11am – 1pm. Funeral at 1pm. Memorial contributions can be made to The
Oaklawn Foundation or NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness.
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Katherine was one of the most caring people I have ever met. I was blessed
to have worked with her. May the good Lord hold her in the palm of his hand
and bless her with eternal peace.
From: Brian Kennedy
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I enjoyed and learned from working with Katherine. Utmost professional.
Blessing and changing countless lives. I pray you have rest, peace, and a
heavenly garden to enjoy.
From: Carla Bailey
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I was saddened to learn of Katherine's sudden passing. Although I hadn't
seen her for several years, I still have fond memories of the time we worked
together in the Marilyn Ave. office. Katherine was an outstanding therapist
who graciously shared her experience and knowledge with me. I was deeply
impressed by the respect with which she treated her clients. Most of all,
Katherine was a lovely lady and a great colleague and friend to me.
My condolences go out to her family. I hope that in the midst of their grief
they can find so solace in knowing how much Katherine was respected,
valued and appreciated by some many people.
From: Rich Pipher
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
From: The Billinghams (Samuel, Adell, Sean, Wyatt, & Camilla)