Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Catherine C. “Katie” Paynter

Catherine C. “Katie” Paynter, age 82, of Crestline, died Friday night, October 23, 2020 at Crestline Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Katie was born January 21, 1938 in Shelby, the only child born to the late Edward and Margaret (Yeitter) Krichbaum. She was a 1956 graduate of Crestline High School and furthered her education at White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus graduating in 1959. As a registered nurse, Katie had worked at Crestline Hospital and for two doctors- Dr. Myers and Dr. Nedelkoff. She was a lifelong active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline where she was active with the Woman of the Church and was a member of the Martha Mary Circle. Katie was also a member of Friendship Quilters of Ontario and the Crestline Red Had Society. She loved quilting, sewing, crafts, and attending all of her grandchildren’s activities.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Larry E. Paynter, whom she married on August 15, 1959; children: David (Kathleen) Paynter and Linda (James) Hicks both of Crestline; 6 grandchildren: Dr. Sarah (Thad) Metzger, Aaron (Sarah) Paynter, Rebekah (Bob) Weber, Adam Paynter, Hannah Mary Paynter, and Kaitlyn Hicks; and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 N. Thoman Street, Crestline, Ohio 44827. Private burial, for immediate family members only, will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Crestline. Calling hours will not be observed and the family asks that all attending the funeral services wear masks. Pastor Diana Seaman will officiate the services. Care for Katie and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Memorial contributions may be made to CAMP Community Christmas Program or Homecare Matters Home Health and Hospice and left in care of the funeral home.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Katie’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Family of Katie-so sorry for the loss of Katie. Went to school with both Katie and Larry. Reading her obituary brings back so many great memories. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Mary Hipp says:

    Larry, Dave, Linda and families,
    Katie was such a wonderful person. She was always kind and gentle with a welcoming smile. Our family was so grateful to Katie and Larry for being such good friends and helping Grandma Mable Hipp. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness at Katie’s passing.

  3. Darlene Smarto says:

    Dear Larry, Dave, Linda and family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Not only did I know Katie as a relative, but also as a co-worker at Crestline Memorial Hospital where she was always a bright spot in my day. She was so kind, caring and had a great sense of humor making everyone’s day more pleasant.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
    Darlene (Thompson) Smarto

  4. Deborah Moore says:

    Dear Kaitlyn and Family. I’m sorry to hear of your Grandma’s passing. I’m sure she has already made friends with my Dad and they are organizing a “Heavenly dance party” since they both loved dancing. Cherish your memories and continue to share them with me and your friends at school. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. My sincere condolences. Mrs. Moore

  5. Jim and Lynne Horn says:

    Larry and Family, So sorry to hear of the death of Katie. She was a wonderful lady and nurse. She will be greatly missed.

  6. Bonnie & Cyril says:

    Condolence to everyone in Katie’s family. A lady in all she did.A christain
    Inside and out.May you only have good memories to share with each other.

  7. Bonnie & Cyril says:

    Condolence to everyone in Katie’s family. A lady in all she did.A christain
    Inside and out.May you only have good memories to share with each other.
    Rest in peace dear Katie

  8. Deacon Roger Pry says:

    Larry and family so very sorry for your loss.

  9. Sheila and John Hopper says:

    Uncle Larry, Dave and Linda: So sorry to hear about Aunt Katie. She always had a kind word to say. So many happy memories of family get togethers. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sheila(Bise-Hopper) and John Hopper

  10. John & Angel Schroeder says:

    Larry and Family,
    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  11. Donna Bryhn says:

    Linda and family, so sorry to hear about Katie’s passing. I thought very highly of her! She certainly was a sweet lady! May God be with you and comfort you during this time! Condolences and prayers are with you! Peace and love! Ed and Donna Bryhn

  12. Judy Rudd says:

    So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful lady. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Thomas Baldosser says:

    Family of Katie;

    On behalf of my family, (son of Margery Poffenbaugh Baldosser Swartz) I wish to extend our condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Thomas Baldosser

  14. Chris and Dave DeVito says:

    Our Sympathy goes out to the entire family.

  15. Leo and Beverly Hartings says:

    Please accept our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Leo and Beverly Hartings

  16. Sharon Crawford Carlton says:

    David, I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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