It is with profound grief that the family of Katherine Birdsong Corkery laments the passing of a beloved wife, dedicated mother, and loving grandmother on Wednesday, January 24, after sixty-one years of heartfelt service to her loved ones and dedication to the faith of Christ. Katherine will be lovingly treasured by Maurice, her husband of sixteen years, her three children Scott, Kevin, and Susan, and eight grandchildren Ethan, Asher, Judah, Grayson, London, Natalia, Ezra, and Alexander.
Born to Nancy and Edward Collins of New Carrollton, Maryland, Katherine is the older sister of Robert and Kelly. She graduated from DuVal High School and initiated a formal education at the University of Maryland. Katherine married the future father of her children, Kirk, in the spring of 1978 and moved to Chevy Chase, Washington, D.C. where she provided childcare services before undertaking a career as a healthcare professional in obstetrics and gynecology.
In the fall of 2001, she married her best friend, Maurice. The couple moved to Sellersville, PA, where they made a charming and hospitable home which served as a frequent gathering place for their growing family. Katherine continued her career as a healthcare professional while fighting Multiple Sclerosis, a diagnosis she had for more than thirty years. Although the disease eventually limited her ability to work, Katherine felt the need to care for others by volunteering at Grand View Hospital as a care liaison and at the Ladies Auxiliary of Sellersville Fire Company as an event coordinator.
She will be remembered as a loving matriarch. Katherine loved the closeness of her family, enjoyed spending time at home, and was happiest when planning and hosting celebrations. She had an engaging personality, ever-present laughter, and a sense of gallows humor. Above all else, she treasured her grandchildren.
Katherine passed away after a sudden and brief illness. She was attended by her husband and children. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Faith Church of Worcester at 1341 Quarry Hall Rd, Norristown, PA 19403. A viewing will precede memorial services and start at 11:00 a.m. A wake will immediately follow. Keeping with her wishes, Katherine’s remains will be cremated and later interred in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the following charities: MS Society,https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate , St. Jude’s,https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671&sc_icid=wtg-mm-btn-donate-now or Morning Star Maternity Home, http://www.morningstarmaternityhome.org/donate/
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