Myers Funeral Home

2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN


Kathleen J. Bair

March 7, 1953June 4, 2020

Kathleen J. “Kathy” Bair, 67 of Huntington passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at her residence. Kathy was a 1971 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School. She spent most of her career working for Bendix. Kathy loved to make as well as teach her family how to make homemade noodles. She loved playing Bingo, mushroom hunting, cooking, baking, camping, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Kathy was born on March 7, 1953 in Huntington, the daughter of Keith D. “Alex’ and Barbara (Bickel) Smart.

She was united in marriage to Charles N. Bair on April 6, 1974 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntington. Charles preceded her in death on February 26, 2000.

Survivors include three sons: Bart “Chuck” (Amanda) Bair of Huntington; Michael (Haley) Bair of Huntington; Duane (Amber Persails) Bair of Coldwater Michigan; two daughters: Heather (Guy) Walker of WA; Shanna (Ben) Gorrell of VA; six brothers: Mike (Cheryl) Smart of Columbia City; Dave (Lisa) Smart of Huntington; Tom (Trina) Smart of Huntington; Nick Smart of Huntington; Greg (Carol) Smart of Huntington; Charles (Tina) Smart of Stevens Pointe, WI; four sisters: Jean Williams of Columbia City; Raine (Steve) Edington of Huntington; Theresa (Mark) Bailey of Huntington; Angie (Ed) Tackett of Huntington; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and her faithful canine companion Sammy.

She was preceded by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday June 9, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 903 N. Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana. We will be following the CDC’s guidelines for Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 9, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 903 N. Jefferson Street Huntington, Indiana, with Father Steve Colchin officiating.

Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorial donations can be made out to “Right to Life”, “St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital”, or to the family to help defray the cost of funeral services in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Bart "Chuck" (Amanda) Bair, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Michael (Haley) Bair, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Duane (Amber Persails) Bair, Son and Partner
  • Heather (Guy) Walker, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Shanna (Ben) Gorrell, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Mike (Cheryl) Smart, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Dave (Lisa) Smart, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Tom (Trina) Smart, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Nick Smart, Brother
  • Greg (Carol) Smart, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Charles (Tina) Smart, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Jean Williams, Sister
  • Raine (Steve) Edington, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Theresa (Mark) Bailey, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Angie (Ed) Tackett, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Charles N. Bair, Husband (deceased)
  • Keith D. "Alex" Smart, Father (deceased)
  • Barbara (Bickel) Smart, Mother (deceased)
  • Ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren and her faithful canine companion Sammy.

  • Right to Life
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The Bair Family


  • Public Visitation

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Kathleen J. Bair

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Steve Flippin

June 8, 2020

We are so sorry for your families loss. Prayers of love and comfort to you all!.

Sheila Garretson

June 6, 2020

Would like to send my condolences to the family and friends. I'm a good friend of Molly's we went to school together. I will keep you all in my prayers 🙏. Fly high with the Angels, Kathleen.

Roger Morphew

June 6, 2020

I was one of the interviewers who hired Kathy at Bendix and she worked in my Quality Department for many years. Great team member, and a good and faithful friend. Rest in Peace, Kathy!

Jackie Ripley

June 6, 2020

Kathy was like a mom to me (Jackie ). She always made me feel loved and wanted. She took me in her heart like I was her own. From day one she treated me like her own. I never had the pleasure of letting her know how I felt. But I honestly think she knew. My heart broke Thursday when I found out. I’m gonna cherish every laugh and tears we had together. Her body shell is gone. But her heart and soul will live on through each and every one of us. Momma Kathy I love u so much. Tell papa Charlie I said hi and I love him. Thank you both for the family u gave me. ❤️❤️

Mabel Weller

June 6, 2020

Dear sweet, Kathy, My memories of you are when you were just a little tyke. Always busy, always smiling , always loving and needing to be loved. Always caring, always giving. You were such a pleasant little girl and a joy to be around.Since I moved to Ohio, my encounters with you as an adult were brief, but I am sure you still had those same endearing qualities.Your untimely death has been a shock to all of us and will leave a large void in the lives of your children and loved ones.It is soothing to think you are reunited with your mom and dad once again. May God richly bless and comfort those left behind. My thoughts, love and prayers are with them. Sincerely, Aunt Mabel.

Daniel DeLaGrange

June 6, 2020

Please accept our sincerest sympathy. I just could hardly believe that she passed away. We are praying for all of you. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Tina Smart

June 6, 2020

Always giving! Charles and I will always remember your trip to Wisconsin with Heather--just so you could be here to help your baby brother welcome those twins into the world. Your visit was a cherished blessing to us. Rest, sweet sister.