Shrodes, Catherine “Katie”

Catherine “Katie” Shrodes (nee Kelly) who was born on July 15th, 1977 passed away on June 3rd, 2020 at the age of 42 from cancer.

Katie, also known as Mama Shrodes to many, was very active in her Brunswick and Brunswick Hills communities.  She had a passion for helping others and will be missed by many.  She was a very devoted wife and mother and her love will be felt forever.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years Dan Shrodes; her two daughters, Sam Shrodes and Courtney Shrodes; her parents, Ed and Pam Kelly; and her brother Ed Kelly Jr.

Please join us in celebrating her life on June 20th from 12 to 4p at Jilbert Winery and Brewery 1496 Columbia Rd Valley City, 44280.  In lieu of flowers there is a fund set up at the Brunswick Hills Police Department under “Kate” for the family.

We are still keeping safety in mind, so masks are welcomed.

Posted in Obituaries.


  1. Ed,

    On behalf the Rocky River Watershed Council, including your fellow board members, I want to extend sincere sympathy on the loss of your daughter Kate.

    Hang in there my friend!


  2. Dan, Sam and Courtney, I am so sorry for your loss. Kate was a wonderful person and will leave such a void in this world. The saying goes only the good go young. And she was one of the absolute best. She will always be with all of you. I know I cannot say or do anything to make you feel better. But please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please reach out if you need ANYTHING at all.

  3. Dear Dan, Sam, and Courtney,
    We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Katie. She was so wonderful and caring and we have many fond memories of you all. Please know that you are all in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers. Always, Shane and Shannon Wells

  4. Tink. You and the Gears of War crew were really there for me during some tough times. I always had fun playing and then arguing with you on FB over politics. But you never unfriended me even if things got heated. I never met you in real life but you made an impact in my life. Rest in peace Tink.

  5. The world has lost one of it’s best. My heart goes out to Dan and his family, you are all in our thoughts!

  6. Kate was such an amazing person and I am so glad I knew her, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this so terribly difficult time. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.

  7. Katie was a force to be reckoned with when it came to her family and politics. I still get goosebumps that your gone. I will miss your crafting and especially you. Your family knows that you’ll always be in their lives.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Kate. I only knew her for a short while but she was always so friendly and easy to talk with. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Emily McGreevy

  9. Dan, Courtney, Sam.

    I’m deeply saddened by the news of Kate’s paasing. You guys are family to me, no matter how long its been since we have played games. Kate was one the nicest people i have ever known and she will be greatly missed. From Gears of War to RockBand, there was never a moment where i wasnt happy spending time with you guys. I miss those days. But my love and friendship towards your family will never die. My condolences to you all.

    Tink will be missed.

  10. Dan and Family,
    We haven’t talked in years, but I heard of your wife’s passing and was absolutely heartbroken for you and your family. We may never know why, but she must have been needed in Heaven. Thinking of you always, with love and sympathy.

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