Wayland – Loon Lake – Kathleen A. Mehlenbacher, 73 years of age, passed away Thursday evening, March 16, 2023 at her home surrounded by family. Kathie was born April 4, 1949 in Hornell the daughter of Lyle and Madeline (Dennis) Akins. She has resided in Haskinville, Ohio, Massachussetts and in the late 1960’s she moved to Wayland. She lived there for many years prior to moving to Loon Lake in 1989 where she has remained ever since. Kathie and Doug Mehlenbacher married on December 21, 1991 and together have celebrated over 31 years of marriage. Kathie worked at different companies throughout the years including Buckley Union Insurance Company in Ohio and Massachusetts; St. James Hospital in Hornell; The Gunlocke Company in Wayland; Kathleen Henning CFP in Wayland and at Wayland-Cohocton Central School. Kathie’s hobbies were many including baking, gardening, canning, and reading; however most cherished to Kathie was her family. Her children, Doug’s family, and especially her grandchildren were very important to her. Kathie was pre-deceased by her parents, Lyle and Madeline Akins; her step son, Bryan Mehlenbacher; her brother, David Akins and her sister, Patricia Fetherston. She is survived by her husband, Doug Mehlenbacher of Wayland; her sons, Jeff Leibenguth (Patti Moulthrop) of Greece and Randy (Laurie) Leibenguth of Wayland; her step children, Vicky (Bob) Rex of Dansville, Robert (Melinda) Mehlenbacher of Gainesville, NY, Ronald (Angel) Mehlenbacher of Castile and Ryan (Cassie) Mehlenbacher of Bloomfield; her grandchildren, Raquel (Roger) Holloway, Matthew, and Stephen Rex, William (Len) Rex, Alicia (Lo) Panneerselvam, Melissa (Sam) Hull, Marc (Niki) Mehlenbacher, Breanne (Ray IV) Thielges and Emily Moulthrop; her great grandchildren, Victoria, Mia, Mila and Max; her brother, Lyle (Joan) Akins of Hammondsport; her sisters in law, Linda (Larry) Graham and Nancy Smith; her special niece, Ashley (Todd) Waight and her children, Autumn and Ty; along with several nieces and nephews. Kathie’s family and friends may call Monday March 20, 2023 from 4-7 at St. George-Forsythe Funeral Home, 109 West Naples St., Wayland. Kathie’s funeral service will be Tuesday March 21, 2023 at 11am at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Greenville Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and in memory of Kathleen A. Mehlenbacher, please send contributions to St. Jude’s children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.