Katherine Hilton

Monday 5th of November 1951 - Saturday 7th of November 2020

Katherine Hilton

Katherine Hilton passed away on November 7th from complications during heart surgery. She worked for many years in the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in Frankfort and as a field representative. Katherine later worked as a legal secretary for judges of the Family Court in Lexington. She was respected and beloved by her many colleagues in the Family Court building. She was also a great lover of the fine arts, especially music, and she loved great painting and was very well-read in literature, especially The Beats. She was a terrific jazz fan and knew the melodies and lyrics to countless classic jazz standards. Her favorite band was Steely Dan. She was also a connoisseur of Film Noir classics from the 1940s and 50s. Her friends and family will never forget her wonderful sense of humor, her biting political wit and her sweet smile. She is survived by her husband and many cousins.

Guest Book

Lisa Oeltgen

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So very sorry to learn of Katherine’s passing. She was so kind and interested in so many things! I will miss her witty conversation and smile. I am so glad I had the chance to know her through Family Court.

1 week ago

Brenda (Campbell) Salter, first cousin

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Katherine and I were in school together from the time she arrived at Model until we graduated in spring of 1969. She was witty, bold, and very intelligent. I went on to UK, and she continued at EKU where her dad, Bentley Hilton, and her mother, Ruby, I believe, was an adminstrative assistant. I enjoyed her political savvy on FB and her outspoken feelings supporting the candidate for whom she would vote. She knew much about people from Richmond, as I left the summer of 1972 when I wed, and we reconnected on FB, and then she brought Bruce last Oct. 2019 to our 50th reunion in Richmond, KY. They had only been wed since the summer. I will miss her comments and weather dislikes....Condolences to Bruce and her many cousins. RIP in Peace, Kathy until we meet again "up there!"

1 week ago

Bonnie Pritchett Embry

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Rip She was a great person and a true friend. She will be missed!

1 week ago

Brenda (Campbell) Salter, first cousin

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Kathy and I became acquainted when she came to Model Lab. School of EKU in Elem School. We were grads. of the Class of 1969. I went to UK and she continued at EKU, where both her parents were employed. She was bright and witty, and we connected within the last several years via FB. Saw her at our 50th reunion on 10/5/19 at the Madison Country Club, Richmond, and met her husband, Bruce Lewis. She was delightfully the same, with sources of knowledge I had missed having moved away from KY. I will remember her subtle humor and superior knowledge on many subjects. RIP in peace, dear Katherine. My sincerest condolence to her Bruce and her cousins.

1 week ago

Jenny Perry

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I first met Kathy in a French Conversation class at EKU in the 60s. She was one of several Model High School students allowed to enroll in college classes. She was the best student in a class full of French majors. Our paths crossed many times over the years.

2 weeks ago

Glenda Meyer

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Katherine and I worked together for several years in family court. She was truly a wonderful lady and always so kind, helpful and witty. I miss her and know that she will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her and be her friend.

2 weeks ago