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Kathy Orwig Straile

November 20, 1947 September 16, 2019
Kathy Orwig Straile
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Obituary for Kathy Orwig Straile
: Kathy Orwig Straile, 71 of Camp Hill, PA formerly of Arendtsville, PA fought a courageous battle against leukemia and entered into God’s eternal care on Monday, September 16, 2019. Born November 20, 1947 in Williamsport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Eva (Sachs) Orwig. Kathy was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, John C. Straile, who died in 2006. Kathy served the Gettysburg Area School District for 37 years, most recently as a paraprofessional at the James Gettys Elementary School. She was an active member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Arendtsville ,where she had served as the Children’s Choir Director, past member of the consistory and Altar Guild and sang in the Christmas Choir. Kathy enjoyed playing bingo, attending musicals/theater events/concerts, loved to sing, going out to lunch/dinner with friends, Grammy to her twin granddaughters Ashlyn and Katelyn Matthews, playing solitaire, sending cards to family and friends to lift their spirits, watching her game shows, Penn State football, watching the news and writing poetry. Kathy also enjoyed talking and reminiscing about her childhood. She is survived by her daughters; Kristen Priest and husband Kevin of Camp Hill and Heather Matthews and husband Will of Arendtsville, twin granddaughters; Ashlyn and Katelyn Matthews of Arendtsville, brother in laws; James Vail of PA, James Riley of OH, sister in laws; Kathy Fowler and husband Jerry of TN, Maggie Riley of CA, and Sandy Palmer and husband Tom of OH, a number of nieces and nephews, great nephews, cousins and many dear friends who were like extended family. Kathy was predeceased by her sister, Karen Vail, who passed away on December 30, 2018.The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all of those who sent prayers, visited, gave cards, brought meals, made phone calls and loved their Mom/Grammy. Special acknowledgement to Marge Keller for her support to both Kathy and her daughters through this journey. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Zion United Church of Christ in Arendtsville, PA with Rev. George Heberling, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Arendtsville following the Memorial Service on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 101 Erford Rd, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or Children’s Miracle Network, 1249 Cocoa Ave, Suite 115, Hershey, PA 17033 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online tributes and condolences can be made at
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Arendtsville, PA 17303

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