Katherine Schmidt

Katherine Virginia Schmidt, 101, of Weirton, WV, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.

She was born December 28, 1912, in Eulida, PA, the daughter of the late Charles Moore Swift and Mary Martha Swift.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William J. Schmidt (7-19-77); daughter, Doloris Pearce (7-22-96); son-in-law, Kenneth Pearce (5-8-93); granddaughter, Kathy Pearce McDonald (9-14-2006); grandson- in-law, James McDonald (3-31-2007); sisters, Doris Efkowitz, Thelma Jones; brothers, Carl, Eugene, Orran Swift.

Kay and Bill lived in Weirton during their marriage and enjoyed their summer home in Clifton Mills, WV.

Kay was a member of Paris Presbyterian Church where she had served as a deacon and elder, and participated in the Faithful Servants Class, Loyal Workers, Women’s Circle, and was a representative to Church Women United. She was also a member of the Follansbee Pinochle Club and AARP. Kay attended public schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. She graduated from Douglas Business College and retired after 12 years as the bookkeeper, payroll clerk and sales clerk of the former Michael’s Jewelers of Weirton. Previous employment also included Alpert’s Hardware, Weirton, and bookkeeper for Love Jewelers, Steubenville, OH.

Kay was also an avid card player and enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are her grandson, Robert (Alicia) Pearce, great- granddaughter, Lori (Jim) Martin and her mother, Donna Dawson, great-great-grandchildren, Chase and Haley Martin, all of Weirton, WV; sister, Arrahwanna (Richard) McCombs of Pittsburgh, PA.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral and committal services at 11 a.m. at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, WV.

The Rev. Dr. Christina Hosler will preside. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Paris Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 121 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, PA 15021.