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Kathryn Jo Heaton Benjamin

August 9, 1953 — August 8, 2022

Kathryn Jo Heaton Benjamin, 68 of Tipton passed away on the morning of Monday, August 8, 2022, one day before her 69th birthday. Kathy was born in Indianapolis on August 9, 1953 to L. Joe & Joan S. (Spencer) Heaton.

Kathy was the owner of Title Guaranty and Abstract Company of Tipton where she worked alongside her mother and her son.

A graduate of Tipton High School in the Class of 1971, Kathy furthered her education first at DePauw University and then Indiana University where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Journalism. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers were enjoyed by many in the community. Kathy also enjoyed cooking, crocheting, playing the piano, listening to music as well as outdoor activities like camping, boating and water skiing.

Kathy is survived by her two children, Leigha Klutz of Goshen and Michael A. Benjamin and wife Robin Cassaretto of Noblesville; one brother, James Joseph Heaton and wife Charlotte Loomis-Heaton, LaJolla, California and three grandchildren, Azaan “Ozzy” Khan, Kailey Manis and Michael Avery Benjamin. She was preceded in death by Michael A. Benjamin, the father of her children.

A memorial service for Kathy will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with visitation from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. A Celebration of Life is being planned for Sunday, August 21 from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the 4-H Auditorium.

Memorial contributions in Kathy’s memory may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County, 341 W. Jefferson Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.


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