Katherine Anne Woods, age 78, passed away peacefully Friday, March 17, 2023. Kathy, as she preferred
to be called, was born January 25, 1945, in Warren, Ohio, to Frank Stephen and Mary Anne (Belich)
Handsel. She grew up in Parkman, Ohio and was a 1962 graduate of Cardinal High School.
Kathy most recently worked as an at-home caregiver to clients who became family — as many who
knew her did. She was previously employed at Blossom Hill Retirement Home. A former stylist, salon owner, Mary Kay representative and avid craftsperson, Kathy was known for her ability to make everything pretty.
She was kind, social, and always willing to help others. Because of these qualities, she found and/or
made friends everywhere she went. She was an active member of the Geauga County Dolphins, a local
women’s group, and she enjoyed spending time with loved ones, particularly spoiling her grandchildren:
Mitchell, Lauren, Charlotte, and Jocelyn as “Grammy”.
She was one-of-a-kind and will be deeply missed.
She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mary, brother, Frankie, husband, William “Bill” Woods, and
nephew, Darren. She is survived by her children, Mike (Tami) Skolaris of Mooresville, NC, James (Melissa)
Skolaris of Aurora, Ohio, Marla (Jamie) Hocutt of Brecksville, Ohio, and siblings James (Audrey) Handsel
of Mitchell, South Dakota, Fran (James) Wesseling of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Barb (George) Graham of
Dublin, Ohio and many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.
Memorial Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Sly Family Funeral Home 15670 W. High Street, Middlefield, Ohio. A Memorial Mass will be held on 11:00 AM Saturday April 29th, 2023, at St. Edwards church 16150 Center St. Parkman, OH at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Parkman Cemetery.
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