Mrs. Katherine Rider
Katherine M. Rider (Kay), passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospice Care Unit in Lexington. Kay was born on January 26, 1935 to the late Dewitt and Maude Oakley in Stone Ridge, NY. She graduated from Kingston High School in Kingston, NY in 1952 and went on to attend Union College in Schenectady, New York before relocating to Lexington, Kentucky with her husband Jay T. Rider. Kay and Jay were happily married for sixty-nine years. Kay was a loving and devoted mother to Dr. Steve Rider (Alicia) and Kim McKinney (Hal); a caring grandmother to Laura Elizabeth Saunier (John), Jason Rider (Aly), Benjamin Rider and Devin Hendricks (Lincoln). She was adored by her great-grandchildren, John, Weston and Hallie Hendricks. Kay was preceded in death by her siblings, Henry (Hank) Oakley, Donald Oakley and Margaret (Peggy) Ayasse. Prior to her death, Kay was cared for by her loving husband, children and two wonderful caregivers, Debbie Butcher and Sue Daugherty. Kay’s family will celebrate her life with a private family funeral at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that anyone who wishes to to do so may donate to Hospice Care Navigators, Lexington.