Katherine Koch, 79, of Reading, passed away November 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Leon J. Koch. Born in Reading she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Drexel. She was a member of Praise Christian Fellowship Church. In addition to her husband Mrs. Koch is survived by her daughters Karen Palmer and Sharon Perez both of Florida. She is also survived by her grandchildren Melissa Drexel, Irene Kerns, Shawn Koch, Leon J. Palmer, Jr. and Stevon J. Palmer. Also surviving are her great grandchildren Briana Freymoyer, Trinity, Ashley, Dyas, Jonathan, Jr. and Conor Kerns. She was preceded in death by her daughter Geraldine Haines, her grandson Rodney J. Drexel, her sister Ruth Livinghouse and her brother James Drexel.