Katherine Elizabeth Hughes Evans "Kathy" passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 8, 2014, surrounded by her family and dearest friends in Chattanooga. Born Sept. 23, 1950, in Greenville, Pa. She attended Cuyahoga Falls High and graduated from N. Canton Hoover High. Katherine received her undergraduate degree from Kent State University and her MBA from the University of Akron. After a successful career in marketing with Evenflo and Gerber baby products she moved to Chattanooga, in 1999 to join Top Flight Inc. as VP of Marketing. Kathy enjoyed reading in her screened porch overlooking the Tennessee mountains, being with her family and traveling abroad with her closest friends. Katherine Evans father, Edward J. Hughes Sr., preceded her in death as did her brother, Edward J. Hughes Jr.; sister, Cindy (Hughes) Davidson; and niece, Megan Hughes. She is survived by her mother, Marion L. Hughes (Reagle); sister, Debbie (Jim) Emanuele; brothers, Fred and John Hughes; her son, Roger (Cherie) Evans, grandchildren, Brooke and Branden Evans; nieces, Melanie Viera, Amity Putterbaugh, Anne Wright, Lee Bragg, Heather Hughes and Alaina Hughes; nephews, John Hughes and Tyler Hughes; and several great-nieces and nephews. The family prefers that those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society or their local Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Ohio. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road Chapel.