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Kathryn Ransom

July 3, 1946 March 30, 2022
Kathryn Ransom
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Kathryn Mehalco, better known as Sis or Grandmaammy, was born on July 3, 1946 to John and Catherine (Yetsko) Mehalco in Pennsylvania. Raised in Lincoln Park Michigan. She is the second born of 5 sisters, Dorthy Nemeth, Harriet Lovelady, Darlene Beaker, and her late sister Marlene Mehalco.

As a young woman Kathe enjoyed traveling the world working as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines. Her career with Eastern spanned 18 years. She left Eastern to raise her two children Susan and Scott Ransom. Kathe's adventures brought her to Manhattan New York, Telluride, Steamboat and Arvada Colorado. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, fashion, music and dancing.

She had a heart for service and volunteered assisting developmentally disabled adults and the homeless. After raising her kids, she worked for Skywest/United airlines as a customer service agent at DIA until her retirement. She was a football fanatic “GO BRONCOS” late in life, enjoyed the drama of politics and always knew the weather forecast. She was a Cub Scout leader, softball coach, medical transcriptionist, halloween costume designer, lip-sync choreographer, skier, snowboarder, hostess, ski team mom, accomplished gardner, owner of cats, dogs, a ferret, hamsters, habitual wrong-name-caller, and nickname-maker-upper.

She was passionate about interior design, baked goods, and milkshakes. She loved every neighbor she ever had, fiercely and loyally, until they became part of her family.

She was an amazing grandmother to her three grandchildren Gus Wood (14), Henry Wood (12) and Sunny Wood (10.) She is survived by her children Susan Wood and Scott Ransom and her bulldog Peaches. She was a loving mother, daughter, dear sister, adored aunt, niece and cousin.

Her favorite place on this earth was a little township in a beautiful area of Pennsylvania. She was happiest there and her family knew without a doubt, that is where she would want to be laid to rest and to have her own nephew, Ben Lovelady, presiding over her funeral. She was a pain, a delight, funny and frustrating. She lived a full, colorful life and will be missed greatly. She loved the Lord and we rejoice at the promise of our reunion with this amazing woman in heaven.

Family will receive friends from on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 11 AM until time of Service at 12PM at the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc, 532 Main Street, Portage PA 15946, Ben Lovelady, officiant. Committal will be held in Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Portage.

The family wishes that no flowers be sent to the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn's name to: christstreetfellowship.org/give.

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Visitation

Friday

8

Apr

11:00 AM 4/8/2022 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/8/2022 12:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Service

Friday

8

Apr

12:00 PM 4/8/2022 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 4/8/2022 1:00:00 PM
Decort Funeral Home

532 Main Street
Portage, PA 15946

Decort Funeral Home
532 Main Street Portage 15946 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Caldwell Avenue
Summerhill, PA 15958

Caldwell Avenue Summerhill 15958 PA
United States
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