Kathryn A. Paden, 85, of Oxford, went to be with her Lord on February 19th, 2013 at home with her loving family and friends by her side. She was born on May 1st, 1927 in Oxford, NY, a daughter of the late Phoebe (Kinney) Rice. She graduated from Oxford Academy and Central Schools, Class of 1945.
Kathryn is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, James Paden; her beloved son Richard Paden of Oxford; brothers John Rice of Front Royal, VA and Marvin Rice and his wife Donna of Hicksville, OH; brother in law Maurice Paden and his wife Lola of Oxford; sister in law Ruth Potter of Richmond, VA; nephew Martin Hunter of Castle Creek, NY; and her great nephew Patrick Hunter of Endicott, NY. She was predeceased by her sister Rose Patrick.
Kathryn worked at the Oxford A&P store, NBT of Oxford and the upper bank in Norwich, and then retired from the New York State Veteran's Home in Oxford, where she served as Supervising Housekeeper for many years. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Fort Hill Post 376. Kathryn truly enjoyed gardening, reading and taking care of others.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 22nd, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, State Street in Oxford, with Rev. Lester Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main Street, Oxford on Thursday, from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Fire Department, P.O. Box 570, Oxford, NY 13830; or Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815.