Kathleen Zimla

ZIMLA, Kathleen (Kay) Howley, 88, passed peacefully at the Home of Good Shepherd, Saturday, December 29, 2012; her loving husband of 52 years, Joseph Zimla, was by her side.

She was born December 8, 1924, and was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas F. and Zita Clark Howley.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Zimla; brothers, Thomas Howley of Southport, NC and Gerard Howley of Dunwoody, GA; six nieces and nephews and nine grand- nieces and nephews.

A lifetime resident of Wheeling, Kay was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Wheeling, and Nazareth College in Bardstown, KY. Kay held administrative positions at Marsh Wheeling Stogies and McGan Distributing companies. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Kay was beloved by her husband, brothers, nieces and nephews and “never forgot a birthday,” they said. Her spirit and wit will be greatly missed.

Funeral arrangements will be managed by Altmeyer Funeral home. No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Michael’s St. Vincent de Paul Society.