YOUNGSTOWN — Kathleen “Kay” Callen Beigel, 83, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 27, 2023.
She was with her husband, Samuel, the love of her life, when she passed away at The Inn at Glenellen in North Lima. They had recently moved to The Inn at Glenellen after living 50-plus years on the West Side of Youngstown.
Kathleen was born Jan. 13, 1940, in Lebanon, Pa., to Robert and Helen Lazorcik Callen. She graduated as a medical technologist after attending Franklin School in Philadelphia.
Kay and Sam had just celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary together on Feb. 25.
Kay passed along her talents as a good baker and cook to her three daughters. She learned how to draw and paint from her father, and how to crochet and knit from her mother. These skills allowed her the opportunity as a young mother to lead Girl Scouts, volunteer at her daughters’ schools and make every holiday special. Later in life, she embraced technology and was always learning new things on her iPad. She enjoyed reading and listening to music, especially Bruce Springsteen. She was a caregiver to many, including her parents, mother-in-law, Fanny Jacobson and several friends.
She loved her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon (Mike) Kurjan of Poland, Sheila (James) Foxworthy of Statesville, N.C. and Suzette (Bruce – deceased) Moyer of Philadelphia. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren, Michael (Alyssa) Kurjan, Monica Kurjan, Dakota (Tessa) Moyer and Callen Moyer, reading with them, playing board games, crafting, baking and cooking.
Also left to treasure her memory is her brother, Robert (Donna) Callen, brother-in-law, Jerry (Estelle) Beigel, and close nephew, TR (Joanne) Morgan; along with other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her half-sister, Jackie (Tom) Morgan; and grandchildren, Brian, Marc and Jessica Kurjan.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, March 1, 2023, in the Anshe Emeth Cemetery Chapel, 588 Granada Ave. in Youngstown, where family and friends may call 45 minutes prior to the service, in the cemetery chapel.
Special thanks to Mercy Palliative Medicine and The Inn at Glenellen for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support fragile babies: Touched by Nathan Fund, Development Office at Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus, Bldg. C, 6505 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.
Friends and family may view this obituary and share memories and condolences at www.shriver allisoncourtleyfuneralhome.com.