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Kathryn Ruth (Knapp) Gerow

August 7, 1926 ~ June 27, 2017 (age 90)

Kathryn Ruth Gerow "Kate", 90 of Morgantown, Kentucky passed away Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the Morgantown Care & Rehab. Kathryn was born August 7, 1926 in Elkland, Pennsylvania to the late Rundall and Della Austin Knapp and wife of the late Earle M. Gerow. After high school, Kate attended the Manhattan Dental Assistant School in New York City where she resided at the Anthony Women's Boarding House. She became a certified as a dental assistant in 1944. On November 15, 1944 in Knoxville, Pennsylvania she married her high school crush and love of her life, Earle Manning Gerow. She was blessed to spend almost 50 years with Earle before his passing in 1997. During their marriage Earle was baptized in 1951 at the Methodist Church in Cranford, New Jersey where they had opened their first store and their first child James William, was born. They later moved to Elmira/Horseheads, New York and opened Gerow's Dairy and had their second son John Scott. In 1969 Kate and Earle sold Gerow's Dairy, which remains open to this day under the same name. They then moved south to Marathon, Florida in the Florida Keys where Captain Earle ran a charter boat and Kate and dear friend Betty opened a Island Boutique and  she loved playing golf with her friends every weekend and she was a proud Kentucky Colonel. 

Kathryn Ruth Gerow "Kate" is survived by two sons Jim (Marilyn) Gerow and John (Carla) Gerow; four grandsons Scott (Carrie) Gerow, Kris (Jamie) Gerow, David (Jennifer) Gerow and Tim (Ellie) Gerow ; three great granddaughters Aliya, Jordyn and Paige Gerow and one great grandson Levi Gerow. She has a loving and dear sister in law who calls her daily, a brother in law and many nieces and nephews. 

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