Catherine “Kate” H. Shuey, 74, of Bellefonte, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Born on April 10, 1949, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Gladys (Randolph) Kocher. On February 9, 1968, she married the love of her life, Gary, who survives her at home after sharing over 55 years of marriage together.
Kate was a 1967 graduate of State College High School. She worked as a bank teller for local banks, but most recently for Penn State Federal Credit Union, until her retirement after more than 25 years of service. After her retirement, she continued to work at Penn State football games, using her love of banking and accounting.
In addition to her husband, Gary, she is survived by her two daughters, Tracy Miller (Chris) of Dauphin, and Jody Shuey of Lancaster and her faithful canine companion, Scout, who could always be found close by her side, and her adoring grand-puppies. Also surviving are her siblings, Paul Kocher, Faye King, and Reed Kocher, and numerous nieces and nephews, which she viewed and welcomed more as grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was predeceased by siblings: Jean Kocher, Bob Kocher, Gladys Conklin, Bill Kocher, Guy Kocher, and Mary Walker.
Kate was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Bellefonte. Additionally, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Bellefonte VFW. She loved being around people and was always willing to help those in need. She enjoyed being outside tending to her flowers and feeding the birds. More than anything, she treasured the time that she was able to spend with her family.
A public viewing will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. An additional viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, at the funeral home. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Bob Dornan officiating. The graveside service will immediately follow at Centre County Memorial Park in State College.