Kathryn O. "Katie" (Olson) McBride

Born: Wed., Aug. 10, 1949
Died: Mon., May 8, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 12, 2017
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 13, 2017
Location: Scandia Covenant Church

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Kathryn “Katie” O. McBride, 87, passed away on May 8, 2017, in Warren, PA.  The fifth of 10 children, she was born on February 19, 1930, to parents Warren “Rusty” and Sarah Olson in Summerville, PA.  She married her husband, Vince McBride, on August 10, 1949, and moved to Baxter, PA, where they lived with their son, James.  In 1965, they moved to Warren, where Katie spent the remainder of her life.

Katie worked at Sylvania and as the tax collector for Elk Township for several years.  She was a devoted member of Scandia Covenant Church, where she worshiped and served as Treasurer for many years.  She was also actively involved in the church’s Sunday school and Vacation Bible School programs.  Katie belonged to several bowling leagues with her beloved team, the Bowling Girls (or “BGs” for short), with whom she continued friendships for the remainder of her life.  She enjoyed golfing and crocheting, and in her later years, playing cards and board games (she enjoyed winning these games even more).  Always smiling and the life of the party, Katie joined the Red Hat Society where she enjoyed several outings with her fellow Red Hat members.   She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Katie is survived by her son, James McBride of Russell, PA, and his wife Carolyn; her three granddaughters, Melody Gerasimek of Transfer, PA, Melissa Quealy of Alexandria, VA, and Molly Newton of Warren, PA; five great-grandchildren, Veda Jane, Ledger James, Crew Vincent, Benjamin James, and Harper Caroline; five siblings, Joseph Olson of Corsica, PA, Gloria Taylor of Warren, PA, Darla Fyock of Brookville, PA, and Richard “Dick” Olson of Warren, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

Since her passing, she has been reunited with her beloved husband, Vince, and five of her nine siblings: Phyllis Harrison, Bill Olson, Don Olson, Lorrain Olson, and Sally Olson.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, on Friday, May 12, from 4 to 7 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at Scandia Covenant Church, 18 Peterson Rd, Russell, PA, on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jonathan Meyer, pastor, officiating.

There will be a private burial at Jefferson Cemetery, Brookville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider the Scandia Covenant Church, 18 Peterson Road, Russell, PA 16345; The Cancer Care Center at Warren, 2 Crescent Park W., Warren, PA 16365, or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Ave., Warren, PA 16365.

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Daniel A Reiff
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
I'm sorry I cannot attend the viewing or funeral. I will be out of town. My thoughts are with all of the family.

Jack and Janet Buckler
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
Jim and Family.

Jack and I are saddened to hear that Katie passed away. She was our first official friend when we moved next door to her. It was the coldest day of the year and she brought us some homemade soup. She was our one person welcoming committee and she remained such a dear to us for the nine years that we lived next door. May God hold her in the palm of his hands.

Heather Hoffman
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful women that I remember from many years ago. Fly high Sweet Angel.

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