Katherine A. Ives, 63, of Adams, died early Sunday morning at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. Calling hours will be 6:00 - 8:00pm Wednesday at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams. A memorial service will be 11:00 am Thursday at the Adams Village Baptist Church, Adams, with Rev. Debbie Kelsey officiating.
Born March 6, 1955 in Ogdensburg, NY, daughter of Lloyd L. and Lillian (Clary) Peterson, she attended school in Hammond and following the family moving to Ellisburg in 1968, she attended Union Academy in Belleville. She worked locally cleaning houses and was a caregiver to her parents.
For 26 years, Kathy was a bartender and bar manager at the American Legion Don Rounds Post 586, Adams, retiring in 2016 due to her health.
She married Chris D. Ives on April 29, 1994 by Town Justice William Besaw. The couple lived in Smithville, later moving to Adams in 2009.
Kathy is survived by her husband Chris; one stepdaughter Miranda Ives, Watertown; three step grandchildren, Zander Roach, Riley Kelly, Patrick Kelly; two brothers William (Sue) Peterson, Smithville, Lloyd Peterson, two sisters Sherry (Rick) Worthington, Henderson, Jenny (David) LaGray, Watertown; brother and sister in law Art (Sue) Ives, Cicero, mother in law Rose Robarge, FL, and several nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, a brother Ernie Peterson and one sister Karen Lehman.
Kathy enjoyed arts and crafts.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Adams Village Baptist Church, 24 E. Church St., Adams, NY 13605 or the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY 13605