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Katherine "Kay" Ann (Stirling) Wakefield

October 23, 1941 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 79)


Katherine (Kay) Ann Wakefield, 79, of Middlesex Township passed away unexpectantly on August 10, 2021 at the Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach Sc.

Kay was born October 23, 1941 in Phillips, TX to the late Hanford H. and the late Virginia M. Stirling. Kay married Kenneth C. Wakefield on February 1, 1964 at the Glade Run United Presbyterian Church in Middlesex Township.

Kay graduated from Mars High School in 1959. She graduated from the Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Beaver Falls in June 1962. Kay earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the then Slippery Rock State College in 1979. She also earned the degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management from La Roche College in 1986.

Kay worked her professional career at many private hospitals and with the Veterans Administration. She retired in December 1998 from the VA Medical Center in Butler where she had served as the Nurse Manager of Out-patient clinics.

Kay enjoyed travelling with her husband in their motor home, tending to her flower gardens and her many pets that passed through her life. She was an avid reader and enjoyed books about politics and unsolved crimes. Kay also donated frequently to animal rights, humane shelters and wildlife organizations.

In addition to her husband, Kay is survived by two brothers, John H. Stirling and his wife Linda of Grove City, Brian W. Stirling and his wife Pat of Harmony and her sister Royene Strazisar of Angier NC.

She is also survived by a nephew and a niece.

Cremation was under the direction of the Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory, Murrells Inlet, Sc. Local arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Mars PA. Contributions in her memory can be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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