Marykate “Katie” Birch, 46, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at her residence. Katie was born on April 26, 1974 to Paul E. and Kathleen A. (Baker) Gross. On July 15, 1994, she married Matthew W. Birch.
Katie was known for her Christian Faith. She worked for Dr. Michael Ainsworth as a medical Assistant. Katie was a bright light, positive and strong person, selfless, helped so many people and never knew a stranger. Her legacy lives on through her family.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Matthew W. Birch; her father, Paul E. Gross of Decatur; 2 sons, Isaac M. and Maverick M. Birch; a daughter Gabrielle K.D. Birch all of Decatur; 2 brothers, Matthew (Amy) Gross of Orland, IN and Luke (Melanie) Gross of Glendale, CO; a sister, Stephanie (Chris) Yarrington of Mesa, AZ; mother-in-law, Jackie Haviland and brother-in-law, Jacob Haviland both of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen A. Gross.
Katie’s wishes were for Direct Cremation and set her Soul free.
Memorials may be given for her Children’s Education Fund, payable to Matthew Birch and may be sent to the Funeral Home.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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