Katherine "Kitty" Marie DeNise Miracle Aldridge, 83, wife of Perry Aldridge, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Nicholasville, KY the on Thursday, February 3, 2022.
She was preceded in death by two uncles, one aunt, her parents and only sibling Gerald E. DeNise II of MI.
She was born at home in McKinney, Kentucky on December 26, 1938 to the late Margaret Williams DeNise Huff (dtr. Of Catharine James “Kate” McKinney Williams and James Hugh Williams) of McKinney/Harrodsburg, KY and the late Gerald E. DeNise senior of McKinney/Harrodsburg, KY.
McKinney was first called Mckinney's Fort which was built by Archibald McKinney by 1792 he was her great, great, great grandfather. This early trading post was an important stop on Cumberland Trace. The settlement began as four log cabins and a stockade. Early settlers are buried in a cemetery on a knoll. The family home sat on this same knoll which is where Kitty was born. The original home was torn down to build the house that is there today, where her cousin James Edward "Jim Ed" Williams lives and his sister Ann Williams Alford lives next door. They also have a cousin named Hugh Sam Williams, a retired Vetrinarian of Louisville, KY who is living in a nursing home in Danville, KY. In 1874 the name was changed to McKinney Station and later shortened to McKinney.
She lived in Ashland for a short time when her two oldest children were young and then they moved to Greenup on Lincoln Ave. in the mid 1960’s where she lived until the early to mid 90’s then moved to OH with her current husband.
Besides her husband of 38 years Perry Aldridge of Kitts Hill, OH, she is survived by her sons, David (Jackie) Miracle of Stroudsburg, PA, Steve (Alicia) Miracle of Louisville, KY; stepson, Perry O. Aldridge II of Ironton, OH; daughter, Karen (Anthony) DeLawder of Nicholasville, KY; stepdaughters, Ida Aldridge of Columbus, OH and Sandy Walizer (Bobby Holtzapfel) of Ironton, OH; grandchildren, Caleb, Stephanie, Ashley, Emma and Maggie Miracle, Chad, Chelsea and Chase Austin; stepgrandchildren, Josh DeLawder, Vlad Bennett, Drake Walizer and Quinn Holtzapfel; great grandchildren, Cooper, Clay and Ashton Miracle, Haiden Anderson, Carson Frazier, Cameron Stewart and Charlotte Morales.
Mrs. Aldridge was wonderful at many things when she was younger. One thing was sewing, her daughter, Karen won many “Old Fashion Days” costume contests in grade school. She crocheted many beautiful afghans including baby afghans for her grandchildren that her family will cherish and pass down for years to come. She was an avid bowler for many years, earning many 300, 400 and 500 series patches and numerous trophies. Mrs. Aldridge also enjoyed making ceramics and because of that, her family has many beautiful keepsakes to cherish.
A memorial gathering for Kitty will be from 5:00 till 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY.
She will be buried in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford KY.
Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
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