Kathleen Jill “Katt” (McMaster) Schane, 68, of New Castle, passed away on the morning of Saturday, April 10, 2021 at home.
She was born on January 1, 1953 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Charles Elvin and Louise Marjorie (Mitchell) McMaster.
While speaking to Michelle, Katts only surviving child, she said, “My Momma was the strongest woman I know – in spite of her many trials and tribulations and losses like the recent death of her sister, Irene in Florida. Kathleen believed your life is not what you are handed, it’s what you make of it. She refused to give up and continued to push forward to be the best version of her Father’s daughter. Katt enrolled in Altoona School of Commerce in business and accounting and successfully graduated with honors in 1985. She believed she was so blessed by the gifts of a growing loving family. Katt enjoyed writing poetry and working jigsaw puzzles. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed studying the Bible and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.”
Proceeding her in death was her son, Donald “Blue” Quarry Jr., as well as his wife, Kelley Quarry, with whom he had one son, Tyler Quarry, of Knightstown. Surviving is her daughter, Michelle, who she called “Ladybug” and her husband, Dennis Noel of Martinsburg, PA; 10 grandchildren, the children of Michelle: Michael Schane Quarry, Natisha Black, Zachary Brown, Phillip Noel, Cole Black, Ashley Noel, Gabriella Noel, Gideon Noel, and the children of Donald: Donna Chesney and Tyler Douglas Quarry; 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Charlene Smith and Patty Servello; two brothers, Dennis McMaster and David McMaster and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her son, Donald, Katt was preceded in death by her husband, George “Skip” Schane.
Katt was a giver and helped many by donating to their causes. In lieu of flowers, all gifts of love – no matter the size – may be offered to assist with the medical expenses Katt’s grandson, Cole and wife, Marissa Black, are incurring since the recent birth of their daughter, Elianna. Katt’s newest great-granddaughter was born in Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital with a rare heart condition as well as a second health condition. Elianna will be continuing her stay for at least six additional months. They greatly appreciate all prayers and any gifts that people offer. Thank you! Donations my be made by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was Katt’s desire to return home to Pa when she was taken home to Heaven. Let’s honor her life as she lived her life in honor of helping so many.
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