Katherine E. (Pineger) Epling

February 4, 1927November 10, 2020

Katherine (Pineger) Epling, age 93, formerly of Akron, passed away, Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

She was born February 4, 1927 in Empire, Alabama to the late William and Ardena (Hutchins) Richards. Katherine was a member of Norwich Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas E. Pineger; son, Dennis Pineger; brothers, Joe, Kenneth, and Wayne Richards; sister, Virginia “Jenny” Dye; and step-daughter, Sue Derr. She is survived by her husband, George M. Epling; sons, Thomas (Carolyn) Pineger, and Eddi (Jackie) Pineger; sister, Gail Plakson; brothers, Garreth (Dean) Richards, Donald (Shirley) Richards, and James Richards; sister-in-law, Rita Allen; step-children, Terri (John) Venoy, Karen (Ron) Ball, Ken (Judy) Epling, Bill Epling, Gracie (John) Coley, Mike (Tina) Epling, and George (Debbie) Epling, Jr.; and numerous, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30am on Friday (TODAY) in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10:30am-11:30am on Friday (TODAY) at the funeral home. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 13, 2020


Katherine E. (Pineger) Epling

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David Pinegar

November 25, 2020

A wonderful and sweet Aunt of mine.
An incredible wife and mother, raising 3 fine boys to be wonderful men.
The family really loved her.
Rest well Aunt Katherine.
Your life on earth was well done!

Beth Strouble

November 12, 2020

My heart goes out to the whole family. Kathy was like a 2nd mom to me growing up. I will always cherish the time spent baking Christmas cookies together with my mom, Kathy & Eddi. She always had a smile on her face that made her blue eyes shine. I love you my dear friend. I know that she is in a beautiful place with our Lord and Savior.

Shannon Ramsey

November 11, 2020

She taught me to always be strong and hold your head up. Thanks gram for so many lessons and memories. I love you.