Kathryn S. Geyer, Scottdale's oldest resident, passed away peacefully, Friday, August 7, 2015 at age 111. Kathryn was born September 15, 1903 in Alverton, East Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Shirer and Kate Breegle Shirer.
Mrs. Geyer, as she was affectionately known, was a retired school-teacher having taught for 35 years in the Scottdale School District. She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale where she had served as an adult Sunday School Teacher and was a member of the Isabelle Thoburn Circle and had volunteered in many roles at the church over the years. She had also been a former member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 383 for 87 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace K. Geyer and her eight brothers and sisters, Bertha Spiers, Ann Steffey, Albert Shirer, Lillian Coughanour, Carl Shirer, Lauretta Gribble, Cadet Shirer and Burnetta Remaley.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday from 1-3 and 6-8 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Her funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 am in Trinity United Methodist Church, 501 Mulberry Street, Scottdale with Rev. Harry R. Speakman Rev. Thomas Shirer co-officiating. Private interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service on Sunday at 6 pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or the Scottdale Public Library. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Woodcrest for the care they provided to Kathryn and a special thanks to Monica. To share a message of condolence, please visit www.gjfuneral.com