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Kathleen “Kathy” McCumbers

August 17, 1947 - January 30, 2023

Burial Date February 4, 2023

Funeral service will be 1 P.M. Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Rosedale United Methodist Church with Pastor Richie Propst officiating. Interment will follow in the Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church.

A special thanks to the wonderful nurses at CAMC Memorial 5 front and CPICU for the kind and compassionate care of Kathy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roach Funeral Home, 708 Braxton Street, Gassaway, WV  26624.

Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.

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Kathleen “Kathy” McCumbers, 75, of Rosedale, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023, from a short illness at CAMC Memorial Hospital in Charleston, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Cleveland, OH on August 17, 1947, to the late Stanley Kowalski and Elizabeth Kekelis Kowalski.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Danny McCumbers; son, Jason McCumbers; infant daughter, Dawn McCumbers; brother, Kenneth Kowalski; sister, Paula Kowalski Newsome, and close friend, Mildred Speed.

Kathy grew up in Cleveland, OH and attended John Adams High School. While in Cleveland she worked several jobs and married her husband, Danny. They moved to West Virginia to raise their family in 1973. When she first moved to WV she was a homemaker; however, she decided she wanted to attend college and she graduated from Glenville State on May 9, 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.  After obtaining her degree, she became employed by the Job Corp in Charleston, WV and worked as a full-time substitute teacher.  Kathy was the last surviving member of her Polish and Czechoslovakian family.  She was a member of Rosedale United Methodist Church and the Burden Bear Hospice Group. Kathy enjoyed needlepoint, reading Amish novels, and watching Hallmark movies.  She was a cherished member of the Rosedale community, in which she loved.  She helped all with a true servant heart and blessed each person she encountered.

She will be forever remembered by her daughters, Dannielle Lilly (David), and Nicole Cottrell (Richard); grandchildren, Zack Lilly (Maddison), Brennan Newsome, Chelsie McCumbers, Shane Noch, Gabby Cottrell, Kira Cottrell, Ethan Cottrell, Lewis Cottrell, Aubrie Cottrell, Selina Shearer, Seandae Schoolcraft, and Leah McCumbers.  Kathy was also survived by great grandchildren, Alice Lilly, Maddison Monville, Christopher Sudnik, Sonny Sudnik, Eric Schoolcraft, Andrew Schoolcraft; surrogate daughters, Lisa Jones and Sandra Doyle; and special people in her life, Judy Cottrill, Susan Bennett, Linda McCumbers, and Phillip Matthews.

Funeral service will be 1 P.M. Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Rosedale United Methodist Church with Pastor Richie Propst officiating. Interment will follow in the Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church.

A special thanks to the wonderful nurses at CAMC Memorial 5 front and CPICU for the kind and compassionate care of Kathy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roach Funeral Home, 708 Braxton Street, Gassaway, WV  26624.

Words of comfort and fond memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.