Kathleen D. Piper

09/09/1925 - 10/20/2023


Obituary For Kathleen D. Piper

Kathleen D. Piper
Sept. 9, 1925 – Oct. 20, 2023

Kathleen D. Piper, 98, Duncansville, passed away Friday morning at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.
She was born in Bedford, PA, daughter of the late George R. and Pearl S. (Koontz) Diehl.
On August 19, 1949, she married Robert W. Piper, Sr. in Winchester, VA. He preceded her in death January 27, 1972.
She is survived by two sons: Robert W. Jr. (Pamela) and Martin G.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was the last member of her immediate family, preceded in death by a brother, Christopher D. Diehl, and two sisters, Hazel D. Walker and S. Grace Diehl.
Kathleen was a 1943 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and received her bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1976.
She retired as a library administrative assistant for Hollidaysburg Area High School after 21 years of service.
She was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church in Hollidaysburg and the Order of the Eastern Star, Hollidaysburg Chapter #471.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, with Pastor Timothy R. McNutt, officiating.
Interment will be in Alto-Reste Park.
The family requests that donations in memory of Kathleen be made to St. John’s Reformed Church, 906 Maple Ave., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 or Hollidaysburg OES #471, Linda Smith, Secretary, 906 3rd Ave., Duncansville, PA 16635.
Condolences may be offered at or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.

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  • 10/24/2023

    Mrs Piper was a wonderful mentor, friend, 2nd mom. I will miss her dearly. During our visits over the years, she always talked about her love for her family, sons Robert and Marty, and her grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, and a few others. She loved you all and was so proud of you. Her fondest memory with me was the time she was in Altoona hospital with heart condition back in 1982. After a few days of getting no answers on her condition, a friend and I went to the hospital as volunteer candy strippers to see her. We cheered her up, put our minds at ease, and gave her a chuckle for many years to come. My condolences to the entire family. Prayers for comfort. She was one of a kind, the best, and will be terribly missed.

  • 10/23/2023

    I have known Kate D. Piper ever since coming to Hollidaysburg OES over 25 years, she was always so very kind to me. Offering advice and lending an ear. She will be missed. If you wanted an honest answer you could always count on Kate to give you one. Pat Crouse, Past Matron

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