Katherine A. Gasper, 73, formerly of 1904 Manchester Road, died Wednesday October 19, 2022 at Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
A lifelong resident of the area, she was born July 22, 1949 in Jamestown, the daughter of the late Robert Thompson, Sr. and the late Virginia Wade Thompson Hanson.
She graduated in 1967 from Jamestown High School and went on to earn degrees from Andrews School for Girls, Jamestown Business College, Jamestown Community College, and Empire State University in New York.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed by AVI at the Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant as a food service worker.
She was a member of the Jamestown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
She was a good musician playing the organ and the flute, loved quilting, and was an accomplished Tole painter.
Surviving is her husband, John Gasper; a daughter Christine Barnes of Jamestown; two grandsons Zachery and Alexander Barnes; a sister Elizabeth (Anthony) Walters of Jekyll Island, GA; niece Ashley (Timothy) Cohen of Charleston, South Carolina; great-niece Poppy Cohen and great-nephew Wyeth Cohen, both of Charleston, and nephews Adam (Kamu Kakizaki) Walters of New York, Robert (Carissa) Massey of Lockport and David Massey of Buffalo.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her stepfather William Hanson; a daughter Catherine Peterson and a brother Robert Thompson, Jr.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lind Funeral Home, where friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to Jamestown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Building Fund 1011 West Third St., Jamestown, New York 14701 or Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.
You can leave words of condolence at www.lindfuneralhome.com.