The daughter of Dennis Welhouse and Karen (nee Hilgers) (Phil) Melaragno, Katey was born Jan. 7, 1984, in Cleveland.
She graduated from Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, in Munson Township, in 2002, where she was a member of the volleyball team and student council.
Katey graduated with honors from the University of Maryland, majoring in journalism with an additional focus on French.
Katey’s beauty was accentuated by her love towards others and her strong resolve. She was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, Godmother, sister-in-law and friend who will forever be missed.
Katey is survived by her parents, Dennis and Karen (Phil); grandmother Margaret Welhouse; brothers, Joe Welhouse and Matt (Heather Sherwood) Welhouse; sisters, Patti (Matt) McKendry and Maggie (Jeremy) Lee; and seven nieces and nephews, Kaitlyn, Ellie and James Welhouse, and Julie, Denise, Robbie and Marian Lee.
The family will receive friends Aug. 1, from 4-7 p.m., at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury.
The family requests donations be made to Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, OH 44072 or Joy’s Place, 12222 Mayfield Road, Chardon, OH 44024. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.