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Katie Pass

June 9, 1924 — December 2, 2021


Katie Ruth Mullins Pass, age 97 of Bay Hill Drive, Winchester, KY was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Windsor Hospice Care Center in Mt. Sterling, KY surrounded by her family.

Katie was born June 9, 1924 in Stonega, VA.  She was one of eight children born to the late John and Sophie Bowers Mullins.  Katie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Ted Pass, on November 9, 1993.  They were married on December 16, 1942 in Pikeville, KY.  She lived with her mom and dad while Ted served in the Army until October 25, 1945. He served overseas for 16 months in England, France and Germany before returning to work for Consolidated/Beth Elkhorn Coal Co.  Katie, a graduate of Jenkins High School (1942) worked at Bank’s Grocery Store and was a substitute teacher at Burdine Elementary and Jenkins High School.  They lived in Burdine before moving to Pound, VA in 1972.  After Ted’s passing, Katie moved to Winchester, KY in 1997.

In addition to her parents and husband, Katie was preceded in death by her two brothers, John “Bud” Mullins and Bobby Gene Mullins and her five sisters, Ann Mullins, Juanita Haley, Jerry Belcher, Marie Looney and Frances Jo Spicer.

Katie is survived by one son, Ted Pass II (Ginny Kay) of Morehead, KY and one daughter, Teresa Ann Hibbitts (Gary) of Winchester, KY.  She was known as Granny Ruth to her four loving grandchildren, Michele Hibbitts Ramey (Rich) of Winchester, KY, Gary Neil Hibbitts (Rich) of Lexington, KY, Kristen Leigh Pass (Roger) of Morehead, KY and Michael Ted Pass (Michelle) of Stephenson, VA.  She is also survived by three great-grandchildren Rachel Sophia Banks (Tori), Cody Lee Collins and Dylan Michael Pass. She is also survived by one great-great-grandchild, Rowen Scott Banks and special nieces, Mickey Bell and Kim Spicer.

She loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much as well as her Red Tabby cat, Peaches.

Katie was member of the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy and the Cathedral Church of God in Winchester, KY.  She was a devout Christian, read her Bible daily and lived by Christian principles.  Her passion in life was praying for her family, friends or anyone in need of care and love.  Her sweet spirit will be missed by those who knew and loved her. In addition, Granny Ruth’s fried chicken, “soup beans”, fried potatoes, slaw, and cornbread will be missed as well by all.

Graveside services were conducted at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 in Powell Valley, VA with Reverend Frank Hall, Burdine Church of God of Prophecy, officiating.

Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home in Pound, VA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Claire Hospice, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead, KY 40351.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Powell Valley Memorial Gardens, Powell Valley, VA


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