The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 27, 2013

Kathryn L. Narehood, 86, Beavertown


The Daily Item

— BEAVERTOWN — Kathryn L. Narehood, 86, of Airport Drive, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at her home.

She was born May 21, 1927, in Beaver Springs, a daughter of the late Ralph and Alice (Dreese) Felker. On Oct. 19, 1946, she married Kenneth P. Narehood, who preceded her in death on March 3, 2002.

Kathryn was a 1946 graduate of Beaver Vocational High School.

She was a homemaker and bookkeeper who helped her husband, who owned and operated Super Service Garage and Super Service Motors Inc. in Beavertown.

Kathryn was a very active and devoted member of Beaver Lutheran Church, serving on the church council at the time of her passing. She previously taught Sunday school for decades. She also was a member of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Pray Shawl group and a representative of the Middlecreek Valley of Churches. Kathryn was active in the Red Hat Society, Silver Sneakers group at the Middlecreek Area Community Center, Rose Garden Committee, Beavertown School and Garden Club, Beavertown War Memorial Committee and the Beavertown Fire Company ladies auxiliary and was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 222, Selinsgrove, for more than 50 years.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Howard Benner Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Mary Narehood; daughter, Sue Nerhood; six grandchildren, Howard Benner III and fiancee Deanna Neidig, Kenneth Todd Benner and wife Julie, Stacey Keefer and husband David, Angela, Pamela and Guy Narehood; great-grandchildren, Andrew Benner and wife Gabrielle, Curtis Benner and fiancee Jola Bahajak, Matthew Keefer, Dorinda Benner, Kaitlyn Narehood, Makyah Narehood-Allen, Travis, Kaitlyn and Josh Neidig, David Keefer Jr. and Jennifer Gabel; great-great-grandchildren, Keegan and Elesia Benner; one brother, Ned Felker; and one sister, Betsy Ann Klingler. Kathryn had a special place in her heart for Maggie, Ellie and Lola.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Felker; one sister, Helen Howell; and one son-in-law, Scott Nerhood.

Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with an Order of Eastern Star service at 7:45, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, followed by the funeral at 11 at Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs, with the Rev. Nathan Baker-Trinity officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Beavertown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kathryn’s memory may be made to the Beaver Lutheran Church Food Pantry, 18207 Route 522, Beaver Springs, PA 17812.

Arrangements are by the Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown.