BUCKHANNON — Carole Lee “Katy” Naskey, 82, Gallipolis, formerly of Buckhannon, passed away Monday evening, April 3, 2017, at her home. Katy was born April 9, 1934 in Buckhannon, West Virginia to her parents, the late Phyllis and Frank Bias.
She is survived by her husband, Frank E. Naskey, who she married Aug. 2, 1952 in Buckhannon. Her sister, Janet Bias, Estes Park, Colo. also survives.
Also surviving are her daughters, Kim (Mike) Canaday, Becky (Jon) Rothgeb, and Lori (Tom) Young, all of Gallipolis as well as her grandchildren, Amy (Arnie) Duke, Noblesville, Ind., Casey (Rosie) Canaday, Gallipolis, Heath (Jodi) Rothgeb, Bailey, Colo., Tessa (Tyler) Tandal, Columbus, Ohio, Alyssa (Greg) Cepluch, Fishers, Ind. and Drew Young, Hillard, Ohio. Great-grandchildren surviving are Madeline and Jack Duke, of Noblesville, Ind. and a sister-in-law, Diane (Darell) Hyre, Adrian, W.Va.
After marrying Frank, Katy served as a secretary at the Pentagon, serving in the weapons defense department. After moving to Gallipolis in 1959 she worked at the old Holzer Hospital in downtown Gallipolis and later was one of the first employees at the Robbins & Myers Plant.
Many will remember Katy as the co-owner, with her husband Frank, of the Goodie Shoppe on Court Street which served hundreds of students each month for many years.
Katy was also very involved in her daughters’ and grandchildrens’ activities such as PTA, Girl Scouts, Athletic and Band Boosters in which she served as an officer and project chairman for two generations.
Although she was a transplanted West Virginian, she loved the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds as much as WVU and Marshall. She enjoyed attending as many Gallia Academy Blue Devil events as possible.
Katy was loyal, determined and strong in her convictions. She will be missed by many.
The Naskey family would like to thank Holzer Hospice for all their kindness, care and support throughout her last days.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Cremeens-King Funeral Chapel, 75 Grape Street, Gallipolis, from noon to 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Katy’s memory to either the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549 or the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensking.com.