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Kathryn E. Upright, 61, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in the Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Born October 28, 1950, in Steubenville, OH, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose Malone Yeater. Kay graduated Valedictorian from WVNCC School of Nursing, eventually furthering her education with Franciscan University and Wheeling Jesuit University. A registered nurse, Kay lovingly dedicated 31 years to her patients of Weirton Medical Center Pediatrics Floor. Kay loved her job and co workers at Weirton Medical but truly enjoyed the time she spent with her six grandchildren. She was a member of Paris Presbyterian Church. Kay is survived by her husband Sidney J. Upright of Weirton, whom she married April 10, 1968; sons Curt (Stacie) Upright and Carl (Tiffani) Upright all of Weirton; sister Karen Bonacci of Paris, PA; six grandchildren Corey, Melina, Grant, Sydney, Carly and Dylan; and her co-workers at the Weirton Medical Center Pediatric Floor. Visitation will be held Friday from 2-4 and 7-9PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Additional visitation will be held Saturday from 10 until the 11AM funeral service at the Paris Presbyterian Church. The Reverend Dan Eakas will officiate. Private interment will be held at the convenience of her family. Memorial contributions may be made in Kay's memory to Weirton Medical Center, Pediatric Department, 601 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV 26062. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. Kay was one of a kind. She was very kindhearted and always tried to be helpful to people. She had an extraordinary work ethic.She had an incredibly contagious laugh! How she loved to talk about her family and her beautiful grandchildren! She will be sorely missed on the Pediatrics unit at WMC, but never forgotten. She is irreplaceable. She has left us a legacy in her example.Heartfelt condolences to her beautiful family. Sending prayers your way.

  2. Curt, Carl and Family…I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Kay was such a sweet lady with a big heart. May your warm memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. My deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. Kay and I have been friends for so many years and shared some wonderful memories ~ all who knew her were blessed to have had her in their lives and we will never forget her. Rest in peace Dear Friend.

  4. I am so sorry to read of Kay’s passing. What a delightful woman who cared so much for the patients and her family. She was so easy to work with and always had answers for my challenging patient questions. Her gentleness and experience will be greatly missed at Weirton Medical Center.

  5. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about the loss of Aunt Kay, I will always treasure the memories that all of you have given me through the years from all of our trips down to visit she always made being there feel like home it was always so hard to leave. I always hated to say goodbye and I hate it even more now. My heart and prayers are with all of you. Love Teri, Taylor and Hailey

  6. Across the years I will walk with you – in deep green forests, on shores of sand and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too, you will have my hand! I walked that mile with Pleasure. She chattered all the way. But left me none the wiser for all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow and ne’er a word said she; But oh, the things I learned from her when Sorrow walked with me!

  7. Kay and I were the best of friends growing up for many years. She will be remembered by many as a caring and loving person. My prayers go out to Curt, Carl, Sid, and Karen. I will miss you Kay.

  8. Sid, Curt, Carl and family may the Lord your God draw near to you in your time of great sorrow. I grew up with Kay and know what a bright and happy influence she was. The last time I saw her she was so happy with her family and her work. She will be greatly missed. Jesus said, “In this world you will have troubles. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

  9. I grew up with Kay from day one. I will miss her greatly as all the Paris Pa group will.Sid, my prayers are with you.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God’s love and grace comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time. We love you.

  11. Curt, Carl and Families – I am sorry for the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Sid,Corey & family, So very sorry. What a caring & sweet lady,and amazing nurse!She will be missed. Find comfort in all of those precious memories & know she is free from pain. God Bless,Rea & Travis

  13. I have worked with Kay for the past sixteen years at WMC. She was a good Nurse and a kind person. Her presence, her friendship, and her experience as a pediatric nurse will greatly missed. But most of all she will be missed.

  14. Sid, Curt, Carl and families. May God watch over and comfort you during this time of sadness. Kay was a wonderful lady whose sweet disposition never changed. She will be missed.

  15. Sid,i am sorry to hear of your wifes passing. You have a strong family and together you will make it through these tough times. Your wifes legacy is within your children and grand children. As you look at them, she will forever be remembered.

  16. Curt, Stacie & Corey – We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandma. You are in our thoughts.

  17. I don’t know how to say good-bye to such a special person. She touched so many peoples lives and she lit up our worlds with her smile and laughter .

  18. Stacie, Curt, Melina, and Grant, We are so sorry for your loss! We will be praying for your family. Love, Todd, Miranda, Braelyn, Ty, and Kamden Sperringer

  19. Sid and all of Kay’s Family, We are so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. She was a very special lady, who loved talking about her children & grandchildren. It saddens me to think that she will not be able to enjoy her precious grandchildren growing up. I know she’ll be missed by many. God Bless you all as you grieve. With sympathy and friendship, Mike and Janice Memory Eternal

  20. A ray of sunshine is the sum of who KAY was. She lifted your spirits just to talk to her. Her laugh help you though the day, she will truely be miss. I THANK THE FAMILY FOR SHARING KAY WITH THE US

  21. Kay’s family, You have my deepest sympathy and prayers in this sad time. I work at WMC and I would see Kay. The nicest person always had a hello and a smile! She will be missed.

  22. Karen, May happy memories keep your sister alive in your heart forever! My deepest sympathy to you and your family…

  23. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will always remember her smile. I am one of Kay’s classmate from 1968

  24. To Kay’s Family I know I speak for all my co-workers in Pharmacy at Weirton Medical Center who knew and loved Kay all these years. She was so pleasant – never an unkind word – and so understanding of how things worked between us. She was patient, caring, and that laugh – what a laugh! We will miss her. You are in our thought and prayers.

  25. Carl, I was so bummed to hear about your mom. Even though I never met her, you always spoke highly of your parents and how they raised you. I hope you take those lessons they taught you along with the great memories you had with her, and instill that happiness into your children– and from what I’ve seen thus far, you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, buddy. Yinz are gonna be alright’nat

  26. Stacey, My heart felt condolence go out to you and your family on the loss of your Mother In Law. Please draw the strength of God’s Love through his Son for comfort during these hardened days.

  27. Karen,Sid, Curt and Carl,and family We just found out about Kay’s passing. What a shock. We want to give you our deepest sympathy. I’ve read some of the wonderful things people have written about her and they are all true. She was so kind and I still remember Kay admitted Frankie to the hospital for his appendix. She made us feel that he was in good hands. I can’t believe she’s gone. Lory and Frank

  28. Dear Curt, Stacie and Family, Christ is Risen! May her memory be eternal!. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and comfort you.

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