Katherine "Katie" K8 N. McCormack

12/02/1982 - 06/26/2024


Obituary For Katherine "Katie" K8 N. McCormack

Katherine "K8" "Katie" N. McCormack, age 41 of Lima, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 1:22 am, in Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center, being a warrior in her journey with cancer.

"Katie" was born December 2, 1982, in Lima, OH, to Mark and Alice (Klausing) McCormack. Her mother survives and her father preceded her in death on January 3, 2019.

Also surviving are her brothers: Tyler (Helen) McCormack and their children, Mack and Meadow Katherine of Cleveland, Jon Lucas of Findlay, and Terry McCormack of Gulfport, MS; her aunt and Godmother, Susan Miller of Lima; her stepmother, Debbie (Dave) McGuire of Lima, her cousins, Chad (Holly dec'd) Miller and Jodi (Todd dec'd) Carder, Logan & Whitney and children Indigo, Logan, Jr., and Violet; Autumn, Jason (dec'd), Jesse, Missy, Jason & Jessica, Mike McCormack, Jim Cira, Matt Cira and their families.

Also surviving are her two special moms, Pepper and Karen; her lifelong special sister friends, Amanda & Curtis and their family-Tylee, Shaun, Curtis, Carson and Chase along with Amber & Buck and children Mekahi, Coron, Hudson and Hendrix. Katie was a father figure to Tylee. She was a T.T. to her children, Mylah and "Duck" as she was to everyone's children.

She was preceded in death by her uncle and godfather, Gene Miller grandparents, Joseph & Jackie Klausing, Richard & Clair McCormack and Elwood and Annabelle Lucas; the love of her life, Bryan Williamson.

Her four legged family consisted of Rocko, Sandy, Tigger, Lil Kat, Rolland and Kali.

Katie stopped her life to care for her nana and papa, her grandparents, her 60 years old best friends. She was a 2001 graduate of Lima Senior High School. She worked for Ford Motor Co., Lima Engine Plant on the engine block line ten years. She was a member of UAW Local 1219 and a member of St. John Catholic Church. She previously worked at T.J. Maxx and the former Shell gas station on Market and Metcalf. She played softball with her mother as her coach in grade school and she was continually making bracelets. She was a bowler at Westgate Lanes. She was a trooper, an artist who could draw anything. She was very witty, funny, always cracking a joke, stubborn, sharp-tongued in a good way, strong, selfless, even after death by donating her corneas.

Thanks to Karen & Brittney, her nurses from St. Rita's Home Healthcare, who took fabulous care of Katie. She had countless friends and was loved by many.

Casual attire is to be worn when stopping at the funeral home for visitation.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024, will be visitation for Katie from 4-8 p.m. at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services. Her Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Kent Kaufman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Humane Society.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


2 Jul


04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Shawnee Chapel 1170 Shawnee Road Lima, OH 45805 Get Directions »
3 Jul


10:00 AM

St. John Catholic Church 777 S Main St Lima, OH 45804 Get Directions »
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  • 07/02/2024

    Life will never ever never be the same... I'm simply@ a loss for words. Feeling @ a loss for air... God, please embrace Alice like never before. Help her through her heavy heavy relentless grief. Only YOU ALONE CAN HELP HER WITH THAT.🎈🌹🦋🕊️

  • 06/29/2024

    She was a good woman love you Katie I will miss you

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