Kathleen Eleanor Virginia “Kate” Falls, age 99, of Scio, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Community Hospice Truman House, New Philadelphia.
Born March 30, 1922 at her family home near Conotton, she was a daughter of the late Max and Alberta Richmond Snyder. She graduated from Bowerston High School in 1940, where she played basketball and was a cheerleader. After graduating she went to work at the Scio Pottery, where she met the love of her life, David Falls. They were married on August 19, 1942. She took time off from work when her children where young but went back to the Scio Pottery around 1962 and retired in 1986. In 1945 she and Dave purchased a farm near Scio which their son Dave now owns and operates.
Kate’s life was always centered on her family and her Lord and Savior. She was a member of the New Rumley United Methodist Church and earlier in her and Dave’s lives they enjoyed studying the Bible with the Inner Circle Fellowship. They also traveled to every state and took a train into Canada, but the trip that was her favorite was when she went to Israel. She was a wonderful cook and well known for her delicious pies.
Preceding her in death is her husband of 69 years David Eugene Falls, a daughter Ginger Thompson, a grandson Sam Thompson, a son-in-law Rev Henry Mooney and siblings Harold Snyder and Mary Ann Conrad.
Surviving are children Mary Lou Mooney of Scio, Carol (Tom) Amos of Dover, Rebecca “Becky” (Pastor Mick) Foster of New Philadelphia, Thomas David “Dave” Falls of Scio and Kathleen “Kathy” (Rick) Hein of Conotton; grandchildren Chad Thompson, Amy Thompson, Ben Thompson, Matthew Mooney, Amanda (Brady) Shaffer, Heidi (Mark) Fowler, Bracken (Kimberly) Foster, Tara (Luke) Burkholder, Seth (Ramona) Foster, Bethany (Christopher) Burner, Marne Falls, Jessica (Tony) Marcantonio and Katya (Matt) LaGrow, twenty-three great grandchildren and a brother Dick Snyder of New Philadelphia.
Services will be held Friday, November 12, 2021 at 11 am in New Rumley United Methodist Church, 41395 Scio-New Rumley Rd, Scio, Ohio 43988, with her grandson, Pastor Bracken Foster, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett. Friends may call Thursday from 6-8 pm at Koch Funeral Home, 101 W Main St, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to New Rumley United Methodist Church c/o Church Treasurer.
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New Rumley United Methodist Church
41395 Scio-New Rumley Rd, Scio OH 43988