Avon/Daytona Beach, FL: Kathy passed peacefully surrounded by her family on February 6, 2018, at age 64, after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by daughter Naomi Ruth McNichols. Survived by her husband of 42 years, Walter James McNichols III and children; Patricia (Mark) Guenther of Livonia, Caleb McNichols (Shanah Alexander) of FL, Kevin McNichols (Krista Berry) of Rochester, Samuel (Karen) McNichols of Rochester, Joshua McNichols of Rochester; parents Ernest and Naomi Morris of FL; siblings, Patty (Neal) Davis of FL, Stacy Morris (Ken Kasten) of FL, and Maria (Dan) Hartsough of IL. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Kathy graduated from Father Lopez High School, Daytona Beach, Florida, class of 1971. She attended University of Florida, “Go Gators”. Kathy graduated from Daytona Beach Community College with an Associates Degree in Psychology and graduated with an AAS from Genesee Community College. She worked as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital. Kathy won the “Spirit of Nursing” award and “Employee of the Month” award.
She played softball in a girl’s league in her youth and loved watching all sports. Kathy loved watching Notre Dame football with her Dad, playing basketball hoops with her sons and loved playing with her doggies.
Kathy was a very loving and kind person and was a Certified Counselor to help those in need. Kathy had a terrific sense of humor and a wonderful outlook on life. She had a unique, crazy life and she said she “wouldn’t change a thing”. She was ready to “move on up” to Heaven to be with Jesus and see Naomi Ruth, Aunt Alice, Grandma Painter and her beloved dog, Gracie.
Kathy’s Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 1:00pm at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 96 Prospect Street, Avon, NY. Burial Avon Cemetery, Avon. Memorial contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY 14450. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com