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Kathryn B. VanWegen

March 11, 1930 — March 26, 2018

Kathryn B. VanWegen         “beloved mother and grandmother”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Kathryn B. VanWegen, 88, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away in her home on Monday, March 26, 2018, after a short illness.

Born on March 11, 1930 in Force, she was a daughter of Guy and Mary Trentini Brunelli.  She married Harold F. VanWegen, who passed away in 1997.

Kathryn was employed as a legal secretary by Mahaley and Duvall in Coudersport and later was employed by the former Commonwealth Bank in Coudersport.  She was a longtime member of the Central Grange in Sweden Valley.

Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia V. Kelly and Elaine Butler; two grandchildren, Cody Butler and Melanie Connell; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Kathryn Connell; two brothers, Vincent Brunelli and Albert Brunelli; and a sister, Ginger Skidmore; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Kathryn was predeceased by a sister, Aileen Monteleone.

In keeping with Kathryn’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Kathryn’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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