August 25, 1947


April 27, 2022

Friends and Family


Memorial Service for Kathy Work will be held at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Berryville on May 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM.

The Reverend Doctor Kathleen Ann Work passed away on April 27, 2022, after a long battle with Mucosal Melanoma. Kathleen Ann Work was born in Maysville, Kentucky on August 25, 1947, the third child of five born to Clarence Lee and Marjorie (Lemon) Work. Kathy grew up in Pleasant Hill, Ohio, and graduated from Newton High School as class valedictorian in 1965. She graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, with an Elementary Education degree. She taught elementary classes at schools in San Diego, California, and Illinois for a few years before her marriage. She married Jon Ross in 1971 and the couple had five children. Kathy was the proud and patient mother to Adam, Andrea, Jennifer, Drew, and Patricia. Kathy earned both her Masters of Divinity and her Doctorate of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  She was ordained an Elder by the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Those whose lives Kathy touched will always remember her for kindness, her warm smile, her gentle sense of humor, her patience, her wisdom and above all, her strong Christian faith. She was an avid sports fan and she enjoyed rooting for the Capitals, the Nationals, D.C. United and the Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as her children and grandchildren’s sports teams.  

Kathy leaves behind her five children, Adam [Amy] Ross of Winchester, Andrea Ross of Berryville, Jennifer Ross of Berryville, Drew [Heather] Ross of Hagerstown, MD, and Patricia [Ben] Kimbrell of Winchester, as well as her five grandchildren, Harrison Ross, Lily Ross, Scarlett Synnott, Winslow Kimbrell, and Elodie Kimbrell, and also one sister (Linda Myers of Troy, Ohio) and three brothers (Michael J. Work of New London, New Hampshire, Kevin Work of Findlay, Ohio, and Brian Work of Parker, Colorado).  

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