Hughes, Katherine Jean


Katherine Jean Hughes, 89, of Kingwood, died on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, at her home.

Katherine was born May 31, 1932, in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of the late Philip George and Catherine Mae (Young) Thomas.

She was a graduate of Johnstown High School, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Kane’s Creek United Methodist Women and the Rowlesburg Chapter #127 O.E.S.

She is survived by two daughters and spouse, Charlene and Thomas E. Strahin, of Kingwood, Cindy Klara, of Elkridge, Md.; sister-in-law, Beverly Thomas, of N.C.; three grandchildren and spouses, Jason and Alexis (Rocheck) Moore, of Texas, Jennifer and Jose Pleitez, of Md., Jason and Anna Klara, of N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Sandoval, Jordan Pleitez-Klara and Joel Pleitez.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, the Rev. Dean E. Hughes; three sisters and spouses, Elizabeth “Betty” and John Kanuch, Stella “Weedie” and Donald Wolcock and Donna Lee and Charles Rager; four brothers, George Thomas, Benjamin Thomas, Philip Thomas Jr. and Arthur “Artie” Thomas.

Friends may call at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price St., from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12. The Rowlesburg Chapter #127 O.E.S. will conduct a memorial service in the funeral home, at 7:30 p.m., which will conclude the evening visitation. Friends may gather in the funeral home chapel, from 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 13, until the time of the funeral at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Spence officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The family requests that any memorial donations be made in Katherine’s memory to either the Wesley United Methodist Church, 107 West High St., Kingwood, WV 26537, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude St., Memphis, TN 38105.