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Clara Kathleen “Kathy” Suggs

April 5, 1937 — January 9, 2023

Clara Kathleen “Kathy” Suggs, 85 of Tipton died Monday, January 9, 2023 at 4:37 A.M. at Waterford Health in Kokomo.  She was born in Kokomo on April 5, 1937 to Fred W. and Virginia Sellers.  Kathy married Melvin Bridgewater in June of 1956  Later she married Tony Suggs in August of 1992.

Kathy spent many years in the Tri-Central School system teaching first grade.  Her love of children continued as she spent time with her grandsons and recently had the wonderful opportunity to welcome her great-grandson into this world in November.  She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, walking, biking and horseback riding.  When she was not outdoors, she could be found entertaining herself reading a book.  Kathy loved all the animals and especially had great fondness for her cats.

Kathy made several trips to Nevada and California; always having wonderful excursions and enjoying family.  Most of all, she was the kindest and most thoughtful mother, always making holidays and birthdays special.

She is survived by her children, Kim Bridgewater of Tipton, Kirk Bridgewater of Palm Springs, California and Kristi Overly and husband David (Scott) Overly of Sharpsville.  She has a brother, Fred Sellers of Greentown.  Grandsons include Kory, Logan and Dylan Overly and a great grandson Zealand Overly.

Private family services will be held.  No visitation is scheduled. Burial will occur at Sharpsville Cemetery.  Young-Nichols funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tipton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 237, Tipton, Indiana, 46072

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