Kathleen (Wortman) Wehler

Kathleen (Wortman) Wehler, 59, of 121 Sara Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018, peacefully at home surrounded by her family following complications from a stroke suffered in May 2017.

Kathleen was born January 25, 1959, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Harry “Putt” Wortman and Patricia Singer Wortman, who survives. On April 28, 1979, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married David John Wehler, who also survives.

She is survived by her daughters, Nicole Wehler (fiancé Todd Pilston) of Kittanning and Melissa Wehler and her husband Matthew Vickless of Harrisburg; a son, Adam Wehler of Williamsport; a grandson, Cillian Benedict Wehler Vickless; her brothers, Russell Wortman and his wife Jem of California and Randy Wortman of Alaska; a niece, Julie Stebick of Weedville; a large extended family of Singers, Wortmans, and Wehlers; and by many, many dear friends.

In addition to her father, Kathleen was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Veronica and George Singer; her paternal grandparents, George and Josephine Wortman; and her in-laws, John and Iona Wehler.

Kathy was a 1977 graduate of Elk County Christian High School. She was a member of the Queen of the World Church and the CMF.  She committed her life to building and supporting an amazing family.  In recent years, Kathy enjoyed FaceTiming with Cillian (who affectionately calls her “Jojo”), taking Jeep rides, and going on vacations with her devoted husband.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Jeff Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Kathleen Wehler Memorial Fund, care of the Wehler Vickless Family Scholarship, Central Penn College Education Foundation, 600 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093.  Please make checks payable to the Central Penn College Education Foundation.  A scholarship to a working parent will be awarded in Kathy’s memory.

Ron and Denise Simbeck March 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm

To David and family, we send our deepest condolences to all. Sending prayers and hugs through the difficult days ahead.

Brenda and Carl Keech March 9, 2018 at 9:36 pm

You all have my most heartfelt sympathy. Kathy was a beautiful lady! I will never forget all the years we worked together at Bilo.

Jim & Laura DeLullo & Family March 10, 2018 at 8:10 am

Sending our sincerest sympathy & praying for God’s peace, strength, and comfort during this very diffucult time.

Jill Pritt March 10, 2018 at 9:24 am

I am so sorry for your loss! God has her now and your absolutely correct in saying she is fine. She is in the wings of her angel. My sympathies to you, David, Nikki, Melissa, sons-in-law, and grandson. She was a strength that only the ones that knew her or worked with her know. God take her and let her be free as you have promised.
Jill Pritt

Ed & Missy Herbstritt March 10, 2018 at 10:17 am

Dave & Family,

So sorry for your loss! Kathy was a beautiful, wonderful woman. We have kept yous in our thoughts and prayers since day one. No more pain and suffering. We will always remember our conversations at the club about our grandsons. We miss the times we shared with yous.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vickless March 10, 2018 at 11:34 am

Deepest condolences. Kathy’s fortitude and your family support for her will always be inspirational to us.

Oats and Viginia Erich March 10, 2018 at 11:53 am

So sorry for your loss. Bless you and your family.

Mary Kay Wendel March 10, 2018 at 2:29 pm

My deepest sympathy. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Know that Kathy was loved-as shown during our recent benefit for her. Rest In Peace Kathy

Andy Lecker and Judy Lynch March 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm

So sorry! She was the sweetest woman! Thoughts and prayers with the family!

Kevin Frey March 10, 2018 at 5:23 pm

I’m so sorry about your loss. I’ll keep Kathy in my prayers.
God love you both!

Troy Feldbauer March 11, 2018 at 5:55 am

So sorry to hear of your loss!

Carolyn Jeter March 11, 2018 at 7:53 am

My deepest sympathy to Pat and her family.

Kenneth & Shelia Lewis March 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Dearest Nikki ,
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.
We also send love and prayers to you as well.

Sally Schloder March 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Dave and family, So sorry to hear about Kathy. Sending you thoughts and prayers.

Molly Fritz Korthals March 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Dear Aunt Pat and family,
I am so sorry for the passing of Kathy. I have no idea what kind of pain you must feel. What a wonderful daughter, wife, and mother she was. I so hope the support of family and friends will help you through this hard time. My husband and I will pray for God’s peace and comfort to carry you. With much Love, Bob and Molly Korthals

Mark & Alice Eckert March 14, 2018 at 1:31 am

To David, your family will be in our prayers to help comfort you thru this time.

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