Mary Katherine Douglas

Mary Katherine Douglas, 76, of Reelsville, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Born June 21, 1940 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Buskirk) Yorger.

She was a graduate of Decatur High School.

Mary Katherine had worked at the Indianapolis Birthing Center for several years, and has served as a midwife since 1974.

She was a member of the New Hope Fellowship, the La-Leche League for more than 47 years, and the H.O.M.E. assisting in women’s counseling.

She is survived by her children, Mary Katherine “Kathy” (Charlie) Heimansohn, Eva Marie (Kelly) Lehr, Rose Ella (Doug) Russel, Elizabeth Ann “Beth” (Kent) Wilson, Robert Andrew “Rob” (Tracey) Douglas, Karen Elaine “Karrie” (Mike) Covey, Jennifer Lynn “Jenny” (Tom) Kennedy, Sandra Colleen “Sandy” (Jason) Jarrett, Sarah Jean (Matt) Fowler and Bryan Scott (Nikki) Douglas; a sister, Margaret Jane (Robert) Richardson; 46 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry William “Doug” Douglas; a son, Jackson Carl Douglas; and two sisters, Carolyn Jean Gladden and Roberta Ann “Honey” Shaw.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at New Hope Fellowship, 2450 N. U.S. 231, Greencastle. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, until time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Katherine’s memory to the New Hope Fellowship.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com.