Kathleen Elizabeth Wonderly

Born: 04/22/1949 Passed:

Kathleen Elizabeth Wonderly (nee Sheehan), 72, of Bedford, Ohio and formally Mertztown, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 22, 1949 to the late Thomas and Elizabeth Sheehan. Kathy enjoyed crafting, refinishing furniture, boating and fishing. She was quick witted, had a wonderful sense of humor and always made everyone feel welcome and included. She was a joy to be around and loved spending time with her large family and seeing her grandchildren grow.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ted; son, Erik Wonderly (Stephanie); daughter, Elizabeth ‘Becky’ Wonderly-Diehl (Jared). Her dearest grandchildren, Colin and Carter Diehl. Mother-In-Law, Pearl Wonderly. Her treasured siblings Patrick Sheehan (Jan), Joan Van Alstyne (Tom), Chris Guidetti (Gary), Colleen Gerber (Ernie), Elizabeth Flerchinger (Bob), Peg Bucur (Mike), Kelly LaGuardia (Dan), and many niece and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Sheehan, Elizabeth McKillips Sheehan, stepmother Elizabeth Williams Sheehan and sister Donna McKillips.

Donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in her memory if you so desire.  Interment Kelleys Island Cemetery with Celebration of Life at graveside in the future.


3 Tributes to Kathleen Elizabeth Wonderly

  1. Teddy Wonderly says:

    She found me in Norfolk VA. in 1969. We married in Aug. 71. Together we had two wonderful children. She was a loving and caring wife, and outstanding mother. I’ll miss her very much.

    • Colleen Gerber says:

      Kathy was an amazing sister. She was so talented, creative and could do any kind of craft project. She knitted and made Halloween costumes for her kids. She was funny and loved music too. As a young kid, I loved her outfits, the way she did her hair and high heels. She always looked beautiful to me. The many years of watching her suffer because of Parkinson’s disease was difficult for the entire family. But Kathy usually would joke about it until the last couple of years as things worsened. I take great comfort knowing that she is finally at rest and no longer suffering. I love you Kathy! Thank you for being a wonderful big sister and an amazing inspiration! ❤️

  2. Peg Bucur says:

    I know the road you walked was anything but easy
    You picked up your share of scars along the way
    But now you’re standing in the sun, you’ve fought your fight and your race is run
    The pain is all a million miles away

    The only scars in heaven, they won’t belong to me and you
    There’ll be no such thing as broken, and all the old will be made new
    And the thought that makes me smile now, even as the tears fall down
    Is that the only scars in heaven, are on the hands that hold you now
    (Casting Crowns – Scars in Heaven)

    Love you forever dear sister!

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