Kath­leen Ann Need­ham (nee Wimer) of Malvern, Pa., and Lewes, Del.

1946-2016

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Kath­leen Ann Need­ham passed away this past Thurs­day the 10th of Novem­ber, after a long bat­tle with can­cer.

Born in 1946 in Harrisburg, PA she was the daugh­ter of the late Wal­lace and Mary H. (nee Heis­senbut­tel) Wimer.

Kath­leen was the beloved wife of Gary R. Need­ham; lov­ing mother of Christopher T. Need­ham and Ti­mothy R. (Leigh); dear sis­ter of Joan McTeague (Joseph), Richard Wimer (Jan­ice), and Thomas Wimer; lov­ing grand­mother of Con­nor and Chloe.

Kathy earned her Bach­e­lor of Science from Im­mac­u­lata Univer­sity in 1968. Kathy spent her pro­fes­sional ca­reer as an IT con­sul­tant spe­cial­iz­ing in doc­u­ment imag­ing, work­ing for sev­eral con­sult­ing firms in­clud­ing Unisys and KPMG/ Bear­ing Point. In her re­tire­ment, she vol­un­teered as Sound En­gi­neer for the non-profit Stages of Imag­i­na­tion Theater, which trav­eled to schools through­out the Philadel­phia area to per­form ed­u­ca­tional plays for thou­sands of young school chil­dren. She was es­pe­cially proud of the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s aim to pro­vide pos­i­tive guid­ance to school chil­dren in lower in­come, dis­ad­van­taged ar­eas of the city.

Kathy’s fam­ily will re­mem­ber her as a lover of books, sail­ing and spend­ing time at the fam­ily beach home in Delaware. She was an avid pho­tog­ra­pher, choos­ing to spend her time cap­tur­ing the beauty of the world around her. She most en­joyed shar­ing trea­sured time with her fam­ily and friends, and lived her life giv­ing more than she asked.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to her Visi­ta­tion 4:00-6:00 PM Thurs­day, Novem­ber 17, 2016 at The Dono­hue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382, 610-431-9000 fol­lowed by her Funeral Ser­vice at 6:00 PM. In­ter­ment pri­vate.

In lieu of flow­ers, me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions in Kath­leen’s name may be made to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, 1626 Lo­cust Street, Philadel­phia, PA 19103.

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