Katherine "Kay" Karpowich, 86 of Ilion passed away on Thursday April 2, 2020 at The Grand in Ilion.
Kay was born on June 22, 1933 in Canton, NY, the daughter of the late John and Florance (Trombly) Conklin. She was a graduate of Canton Schools.
Kay was always filled with joy when she was surrounded by family. She loved to bake and always enjoyed sharing it with others.
Kay is survived by her four children Allison and her husband Mike Wardle of Frankfort, David and his wife Christina of Cooperstown, Don and his Wife Cheryl and Ron and his wife Jenee all of Ilion; seven grandchildren Tiffani, Shauna and Cassondra Wardle, John, Alexandra, Tyler and Kylee Karpowich; and a great grandson Dominick.
In keeping with Kay's wishes there are no public calling hours or services. Friends and family are asked to donate in Kay's memory at OffTheirPlate.org.
Arrangements are with the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home In. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion.
Online condolences may be left by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
The Whiter Funeral Company was started in 1893 by H.A. Whiter and was originally located in Forestport, NY. Following a fire in Forestport, the family relocated in Ilion, and reopened the funeral home in the early 1900's.