OBITUARY

Katherine Ann Wilson

July 29, 1941November 6, 2018
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Katherine A. Wilson, 77, of Bechtelsville. Wife of Thomas C. Wilson. Passed away on Tuesday November 6, 2018 in the St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. Born in Philadelphia, PA. She was a daughter of the late Katherine (Flaherty) and Howard Chidister. She was last employed as an executive secretary for Rodale Press in Emmaus. Katherine was also a homemaker and caregiver though out her life. Katherine is survived by her children, Donald J. husband of Catherine Thorpe of Spring Hill, TN. David A. Thorpe companion of Keri Florig of Blue Bell, PA. Matthew A. husband of Jennifer Thorpe of Macungie. Grace A. Thorpe of Limerick and Katherine M. Elfatah of Bethlehem. Grandchildren: Donald, Samantha and Shawn Thorpe. Christopher Mancini, Christopher and Sidney Thorpe. Arron, Aidan and Cera Thorpe. Jayson Simpson, Megan and Amanda Thorpe. Annabella and Claudia Estrada. Great Grandchildren: Ruby Rose Smith, Daisy, Alex and London Thorpe. She is also survived by her brother, Frederick Chidister of Lewes, DE. Family and friends are invited to attend a “celebration of life” event scheduled for Friday November 9, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at the Spring Valley Village Community Center, 67 Stauffer Rd. Bechtelsville, PA. 19505. Funeral Services will be held at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown Monday November 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Family and friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary . Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas C. Wilson, Husband
  • Donald J. Thorpe, Son
  • Catherine Thorpe, Daughter-in-law
  • David A. Thorpe, Son
  • Keri Florig, David's Companion
  • Matthew A. Thorpe, Son
  • Jennifer Thorpe, Daughter-in-law
  • Grace A. Thorpe, Daughter
  • Katherine M. Elfatah, Daughter
  • Frederick Chidister, Brother
  • Howard Chidister, Father
  • Katherine (Flaherty) Chidister, Mother
  • Katherine is also survived by her grandchildren, Donald, Samantha and Shawn Thorp, Christopher Mancini, Christopher and Sidney Thorpe, Arron, Aidan and Cera Thorpe, Jayson Simpson, Megan and Amanda Thorpe and Claudia Estrada. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Ruby Rose Smith, Daisy, Alex and London Thorpe.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Katherine Ann Wilson

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Melissa Creciun

November 8, 2018

Grace and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family strength during this most difficult time, and in the days to come.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Melissa Creciun

Grace Thorpe

November 8, 2018

As a young child, I thought my mother was the most beautiful woman in the world. To this day, that feeling has not changed. She gave me so many gifts, but none was more important than her unconditional love. She was many things to many people, free spirit, sharp-tongued, bohemian, wild and unconventional, but she was my Mother above all and for that, I am eternally grateful. My mother was a talented and gifted woman who mastered so many things in her life. She was a master gardener, seamstress, sailboater, photographer, painter, storyteller, designer and loved nature, bird watching, and hiking. She raised five children on her own in the 70's and 80's when women made very little and resources were scarce, but we always came first, she never gave up, she never wavered. This is the kind of woman she was, she was a woman before her time and broke all the rules!
I don't know how I will go on without our daily phone calls and visits, our long drives gossiping and making plans to take over the world and of course her ability to turn a phrase and make it all her own with style. I carry you forever in my heart, my beautiful mother.

Gerald Harris

November 7, 2018

While I did not ever meet Katherine Ann Wilson I have had the pleasure of knowing her son Don and I am so sorry for his family's loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you all !!!!!!!!! May she RIP !!!!!!!!!

Gerald and Lisa Harris and from the Maury Amature Radio Club

Danny Powell

November 7, 2018

I served with David Thorpe in the US Army and I can tell you she sent a fine brother and man to serve. It is with the deepest sympathy I write these words and may your family find peace and comfort in these times. He was always the embodiment of manners and morality, thank you ma'am for your son and you may Rest In Peace.
My sympathies David
Danny Powell

Kate Elfatah

November 7, 2018

My mother was the most amazing woman. Selfless and always did for all her children and grandchildren. Seeing us happy is what mattered the most. There are too many memories to share but that I will cherish forever. I will miss you every day Mom. What will we do without you? I love you.

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Biography

Katherine A. Wilson, 77, of Bechtelsville. Wife of Thomas C. Wilson. Passed away on Tuesday November 6, 2018 in the St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.
Born in Philadelphia, PA. She was a daughter of the late Katherine (Flaherty) and Howard Chidister.
She was last employed as an executive secretary for Rodale Press in Emmaus. Katherine was also a homemaker and caregiver though out her life.
Katherine is survived by her children, Donald J. husband of Catherine Thorpe of Spring Hill, TN. David A. Thorpe companion of Keri Florig of Blue Bell, PA. Matthew A. husband of Jennifer Thorpe of Macungie. Grace A. Thorpe of Limerick and Katherine M. Elfatah of Bethlehem. Grandchildren: Donald, Samantha and Shawn Thorpe. Christopher Mancini, Christopher and Sidney Thorpe. Arron, Aidan and Cera Thorpe. Jayson Simpson, Megan and Amanda Thorpe. Annabella and Claudia Estrada. Great Grandchildren: Ruby Rose Smith, Daisy, Alex and London Thorpe. She is also survived by her brother, Frederick Chidister of Lewes, DE.
Family and friends are invited to attend a “celebration of life” event scheduled for Friday November 9, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM at the Spring Valley Village Community Center, 67 Stauffer Rd. Bechtelsville, PA. 19505.
Funeral Services will be held at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown Monday November 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM.
Family and friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.
Interment will be in Fairview cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary .
Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com