Kathryn Irene (Dailey) Zagray
April 4, 1942 – December 4, 2021. Kathryn slipped into heaven after suffering for 5 1/2 years with vascular dementia. Her condition was exacerbated due to the isolation and restrictions placed on her during the lockdown. Nevertheless, she lived as full a life as possible during these past couple years.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Zagray; both of her parents, Glenn and Kathryn Dailey; and her five older siblings (and spouses): Hazel Zarich, Geraldine (Fred) Butcher, Glenn Dailey, Elizabeth (Rich) Meeks, Dora (Don) Saintenoy.
Kathy is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Wayne) Scott and their four daughters, Abigail (David Witsaman) Scott, Elizabeth (Scott) Shipkowski, Lydia and Esther Scott. The Scott family sacrificed greatly to care for their mother/grandmother for these past years. Her end-of-life was truly enhanced by their loving care for her.
Additionally, Kathy is survived by two sons, Peter (Debra) Zagray and Kevin (Kim) Zagray and their children, Brittany (Aaron) Ford, Brooke (Daniel Quintano) Zagray, Jensen, Joshua, and Jayce Zagray. Kathy was also survived by her sister-in-law, Ora Dailey and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Kathy trained as an x-ray technician but put that aside when she became a mom. After years of motherhood, she became a devoted and skilled secretary for various churches and organizations: the United Methodist Conference, Calvary UMC, Central Presbyterian, Canton Community Christmas. She was a member of Simpson UMC and attended Eden Church of the Brethren.
Kathy leaves a legacy in the hearts of so many women due to her faithful involvement in their lives through Girl Scouting. Not only was she a scout herself, she was a leader of three different troops over the decades. Everyone knows of Kathy’s love for Girl Scouting and her love of the outdoors. When she couldn’t be outdoors, either camping or gardening, you could find her being creative with crafts and piecing quilts.
Our sincere gratitude to JRC Adult Day Care for the fun and engaging times she had with them. They provide a needed outlet for her energy. A huge thank you to Aultman Hospice and the compassionate nurses that cared for Kathy. Even more, her primary care nurse, who, it turns out, also cared for her husband, Paul in his last days 28 years ago.
If you want to remember Kathy with a donation, please do so to Camp Wanake, 9463 Manchester Ave SW, Beach City, OH 44608. Camp Wanake held a special place in her heart. She spent time at Wanake as a youth and her family, to this day, makes lasting memories there. You may also make donations to Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at 11:00 am in Eden Church of the Brethren with Pastor Wayne Scott officiating. Interment in Henry Warstler Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church from 10:00 – 11:00 am.