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Posted by: Shirley    Dec 20, 2012

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my sweet friend Katie! She always made me laugh! We met freshman year at St. Marys and became instant friends! Over the years we have shared many laughs and tears, and every time we talked it was as if we talked everyday! Katie worked so hard to help support her family. She always did what she had to do with a positive attitude! She was so very proud of you Maggie, Abby

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Posted by: Meg Molinsky - ayton, OH   Dec 20, 2012

You we're a great person and always had the biggest smile on your face. You helped me threw the 8th grade year and always gave good advise to me. I think people are going to remember you most by your smile and for you always being a positive person. In my year book 8th grade year you wrote in it, "Lance-a-lot-Best of luck on highschool-be smart don't do anything that may hurt you or others:) enjoy every moment-you are the best". My prayers go out to you and your whole family.

Posted by: lLance Strnad - LAKEWOOD, OH   Dec 20, 2012

You were a really good person and one of my favorite teacher. Rest in Paradise Ms.Gerard you will be missed and held in our memories and hearts.

Posted by: Cassandra guy - Lakewood, OH - Student   Dec 20, 2012

Watching Matt grow up at Ignatius was evidence of his family's love. The Gerard sense of humor, love of life, and devotion to one another is an inspiration. God Bless and keep you in your loss. It has effected many people most deeply.

Posted by: Daniel Hess - Rocky River, OH - Friend   Dec 20, 2012

Having Katie part of my life was a true gift from God. We were friends during college and I will always remember her contagious smile and her enthusiasm for life. She was truly a special person. Her family will be in my prayers. It is comforting to know that there is a new angel in heaven looking down on us.

Posted by: Tracy Caulfield Flannery - LaGrange, IL   Dec 20, 2012

To the Gerards, I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Michael Jaracz - Rocky River, OH   Dec 20, 2012

I met Katie our freshman year living in Regina at SMC....what I remember is her huge smile, her kind heart and her enthusiasm for friendship and fun...Katie was remarkable and her enormous spirit will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Matt, the kids and their families during this difficult time. Kindly, Barbara Baisley Murray

Posted by: Barbara Baisley Murray - Wilmette, IL   Dec 19, 2012

My deepest prayers and heartfelt sympathy to Katie's family.
A beautiful, joyful, and most positive woman who gave so much to the Harding family. I am blessed for having known her.
I hope she finds my son in heaven. Thank you, Katie.

Posted by: Carol Kerr - Rittman, OH   Dec 19, 2012

My heart is broken...Katie enter my life for a season. I know she didn't know what an impact she had on my life. Although we didn't share a life together what we did share will take me through my lifetime. Wonderful memories of a wonderful woman.

Posted by: Danita Mills-Greif - Cleveland, OH   Dec 19, 2012