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Katherine Ingersoll

April 18, 1921 ~ August 10, 2019 (age 98)

Katherine Mason Ingersoll (Kay) was born on April 18, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio to Edwin L Mason and Gretchen Lamprecht Mason.  Kay passed away in Willoughby, Ohio on August 10, 2019.  She was the younger sister of Julius Lamprecht Mason (Mace).  Kay grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She graduated from Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Kay married Jonathan Edwards Ingersoll (Jack) September 4, 1943. She was preceded in death by her husband and brother. She is survived by her children, Kim (Frank) Kanzinger of Novelty, Ohio; Jon (Claire) Ingersoll of Hamden, Connecticut; Bob (Becky) Ingersoll of South Euclid, Ohio; Peg (John) Zitzner of Pepper Pike, Ohio, seven Grandchildren Bill (Cheryl) Kanzinger, Greg (Jean) Kanzinger, Jon Ingersoll, Brad (Andi) Zitzner, Laura (Mike) Ianni, Kurt (Jennifer) Zitzner and Robby Ingersoll and eleven Great-grandchildren Ellen, Megan, Eric, Ginny, Marie, Jackson, Nathan, Chaz, Emily, Olivia and Leo, along with many nieces and nephews.

Jack and Kay lived in the Cleveland area most of their lives except the three years Jack attended law school in Los Angeles. Kay loved playing sports. In high school and college, she enjoyed playing field hockey and while in high school was chosen for the All Cleveland Girls’ Hockey Team. Later in life she could be found on the tennis court and golf course. Kay grew up at Fairmount Presbyterian Church where she was an active member along with being an active member and officer of Fairmount Women’s Guild.  

She was a volunteer in many organizations around Cleveland including Project Friendship which became part of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cleveland, Laurel School, University School, Junior League of Cleveland, P.E.O., and Breckenridge Village. Being strong in math and with handling money, Kay was the treasurer and fund raiser for many of these organizations.

Kay is remembered by many for selling greeting cards to raise money for Project Friendship and running the light bulb sale to raise money for AFS at Laurel School. She was an avid “needle” person and could often be found with knitting needles or needlepoint in hand. Yes, even in the car as she waited at stop lights or in parking lots.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Laurel School, 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, OH 44122 or to the Encore Campaign Ohio Living Breckenridge Village, 1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10 AM followed by a reception at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118.


Donations may be made to:

Laurel School
1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights OH 44122

Encore Campaign Ohio Living Breckenridge Village
1001 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus OH 43229


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