Kathy worked in retail management and worked at the Fashion Shop. Most recently she worked at Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies included sewing, working puzzles, flower gardening and bird watching.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences may be sent to Kathy’s family and a video tribute may be viewed at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Born in Columbus, April 23, 1952, Mrs. Orem was the daughter of Lawrence C. and Betty L. Frazee Powell. She married Michael J. Orem June 8, 1993.
Survivors include her husband; children, Kim Garrett of Columbus and Robert (Megan) Lucas of Nashville; grandchildren, Britney Stephens, Cody Watts, Mady Garrett, Tucker Tower, Garrett Lucas and Dylan Lucas; a great-grandchild, Noah Thompson; a sister, Candy (Steve) Zink of Columbus; a brother, Jim Powell of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Orem was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Terri Britton.