Kathryn A. Koah
October 27, 1939 – August 11, 2020
Kathryn “Kathy” Ann Koah (Brickner), 81, went to her new home in heaven on August 11 2020 after a short illness. Kathy, a longtime resident of New Port Richey, Florida, and formerly of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania was born in Beaver Falls Pennsylvania in 1939. She was the oldest of two children of the late George and Frances Brickner (McNear). Kathy was married to her devoted husband Clyde for 55 years until his death in 2015. They enjoyed traveling, volunteering, and raising many beautiful Shelties during their years together while serving the Lord. She was a pianist and organist at several different churches during their time in ministry. Kathy leaves behind three sons, Timothy and wife Lynn, Thomas and his wife Carla, and Kevin and his wife Debbie, six grandchildren, Joseph Birch, Daniel Koah, Nicole Koah, Joshua Koah, Brian Koah, and Jessica Koah McConahy; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother Richard Brickner and wife Jo Ann; a dear cousin Dorothy Borghi, many nieces and nephews and many, many, dear and treasured friends. The family would like to express deep appreciation to the staff at Largo Medical Center for their loving and extraordinary care. If you would like to donate, in lieu of flowers, the family would like you to donate to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate A memorial service will be held at some time in the future ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There Are No Words By Helen Steiner Rice There are no words ...what can I say? At last her sweet soul winged its way To peace and freedom in the sky Where never again will her suffer or cry. It's all part of God's great plan ... Which remains a mystery to man. We cannot understand His ways Nor can we count our earthly days. But who are we to question and doubt? God knoweth well what He's about; He knew she longed to "go to sleep" Where only angels, a vigil keep. The pain of living grew too great No longer could she stay and wait; She did not want to leave you, dear, But she had finished her work down here. So she closed her eyes and when she awoke, These are the words the Master spoke ... "Welcome, dear child, you are Home at last, And now the burden of living is past." "There's work for you in My Kingdom, dear And you are needed and wanted here." So weep not, she has just gone on ahead, Don't think of her as being dead. She’s out of sight for a little while, And you'll miss her touch and her little smile, But you know she is safe in the home above Where there is nothing but Peace and Love. And, surely, you would not deny his peace ... And you're glad that she has found release. Think of her there as a soul that is free, And Home at last, where she wanted to be.
Kathryn A. Koah
Mary Pander Wise
August 15, 2020
When I was little, and as I was growing up, I would often be on walks and talk to Kathy. When the family moved to Florida, I lost contact. Through Facebook, we were able to connect again and share some good talks. She was a special lady and will be missed. She’s with Clyde, Uncle George and Aunt Frances again. RIP Kathy and soar with the angels.
Praying God will wrap his arms around all of you and bring you peace and comfort.
August 12, 2020
I met Grammy as us grandchildren called her when I was around 14 or maybe a little earlier. Her son Tim married my mom lynn. From the start she and her husband my grandfather always treated me no different than their other grandchildren. Always showing me love. I remember taking a trip to Pennsylvania to see them when I was 18. I got to see where they grew up and lived in beaver falls. I will never forget that trip and all the Christmas dinners and thanksgiving dinner and birthdays and other occasions spent together. I know we haven’t seen you quite as often especially after my grandfather died but I am grateful for you both and will miss you, but you are with Jesus and your Clyde and no longer suffering so I take comfort in that