Cover photo for Kathy L. Mizick's Obituary
Kathy L. Mizick Profile Photo

Kathy L. Mizick

November 13, 1946 — May 31, 2016

Kathy L. Mizick

Kathy Lee Mizick, 69, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born November 13, 1946 in Bucyrus to the late Alfred and Eloise (Musser) Lydick and was a 1964 graduate of Wynford High School. Kathy grew up and spent her entire life on the farm; a place which allowed her to be one with nature. She also worked as an accounting assistant for George Boyd and Hugh Howard before joining John Mizick; a business relationship that lasted 40 years until their retirement in 2012.

John and Kathy later discovered they were soul mates and, following a long period of companionship, they married in 2003, making him an official “sod buster” as he was from the city. They both had a love of the outdoors and with Kathy’s agricultural background, they became co-founders of H & M Family Farms where they specialized in raising grass fed animals in addition to many other natural products they produced.

Kathy had a big heart and loved being around family; especially her grandchildren. There were many tummies filled at their annual chili cookout in the fall and many memories were formed during ornament day and Christmas cookie baking day held each holiday season. Christmas Eve was also a memorable time, as her family gathered to sing carols and the evening ended with the reading of the Christmas Story and singing the 12 Days of Christmas.

In addition to her husband John, Kathy is survived by her greatest accomplishments: her three sons, Steve (Candee) Hall, Mike (Angie) Hall, and Dan (Virginia) Hall. They learned to appreciate her good cooking, the clothes that she made and the examples she set and are forever better people because of her constant love. Kathy is also survived by Kelly (Wayne) Nelsen whom she considered a daughter, and Jackie (Roy) Laswell; 12 grandchildren, Kristen, Tyler, Tucker, Chelsea, Matthew, Samantha, Lindsay, Ethan, Katherine, Ryan, Shane, and Alexandra; sister, Diann Stinehelfer; sister-in-law, Rita Lydick; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Matt Lydick.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Wise Funeral Service, where her funeral will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Mike Corwin officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made payable to either Crawford County 4-H or Friends of the Crawford Park District through the funeral home. Memories are encouraged to be shared on her tribute page at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kathy L. Mizick, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Friday, June 3, 2016

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree