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Katherine "Kitty" Lee Ratley-Savola

October 27, 1942 — May 2, 2023

Mount Vernon

Katherine “Kitty” Lee Ratley-Savola, 80, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away surrounded by her family May 2, 2023, at Knox Community Hospital, in Mount Vernon.

Kitty was born October 27, 1942, in Newtown, OH to Walter Lee and Betty Jane {Young} Ladd.

She married Vernon V. Savola on February 22nd, 1997, who passed away May 28th, 2016.

A graduate of Northeastern High School in Owensville, OH, Kitty lived in Camarillo, CA and worked at Rite Aid for over 20 years. She joined the Moose lodge, VFW, and Red Hatters Society in Camarillo.   Fun-loving she loved Bingo, cats, especially Kiwi her beloved pet, strawberry margaritas, and spending time with family and friends.

Kitty will be deeply missed by her sisters Sandra (Ralph) Kitzmiller and Stephanie Jayne (Bob) Sneary as well as many nieces and nephews.

Kitty was preceded in death by her husband and her son Steven B. Ratley.

Friends may come for a Celebration of Life on Saturday May 20th from 2 to 4 p.m. at Evergreen Apts, common room. 1380 Yauger Rd, Mount Vernon, OH.  Online tributes may be made at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Katherine "Kitty" Lee Ratley-Savola, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 20, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Evergreen Apartments common room

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