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Kathryn Beard Ludlow


Last updated 3/16/2020 at 4:23pm

Kathryn Beard Ludlow

Kathryn Beard Ludlow, 94, entered Heaven Tuesday, March 20, 2020.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lois (McClure) Beard. She lived in Warren, Ohio, Accord, N.Y., Brevard, N.C., and was currently residing at Homeland Center in Harrisburg, Pa. She was the loving wife of Charles Ludlow for almost 64 years before his passing April 10, 2017.

Prior to getting married, she worked for Ohio Edison. After living in Ohio for six years, she and her husband, Chuck, moved to Accord, N.Y. She was an active member of the Dutch Reformed Church for over 28 years. She was involved in the Christian Women's Club, led Bible studies in her home, and was involved in her community as an Avon representative and Welcome Wagon volunteer.

She was a wonderful homemaker and was known for her delicious pies, cheesecakes, and other baked goods, that were sold locally. She enjoyed summers living in Branford, Conn., at a family owned cottage and entertaining guests. After retirement, they moved to Brevard, where they attended Carr's Hill Baptist Church. Her hobbies were reading, gardening, and traveling. She just loved life.

Kathryn Beard Ludlow

Surviving are her four daughters, Bronwyn "Bonnie" Dawsey (James), of Hendersonville, Jennifer (Jenny) Terbeek, of Asheville, Tricia Earhart (Ken), of Mount Joy, Pa., and Nora Kerschner (John), of Harrisburg, Pa .; eight grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren, with two more on the way.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolee Fowler, and a brother, Wilbur "Mick" Beard, both of Ohio.

A private burial will be held in Brevard at a later date decided by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Center, 1901 N. 5th St., Harrisburg, PA 17102.

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Sheetz Funeral Home, of Mount Joy, Pa., is caring for the family.


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