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Mary Kate Whitaker, 88, of Weirton, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008 in the Weirton Medical Center. Born April 4, 1919 in Sewickley, PA, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Helen Lambie McMaster. She was also preceded in death by her husband Dr. Theodore Whitaker on July 13, 1999 and brother Hugh A. McMaster, Jr. Mary Kate was a homemaker, a member of Cove Presbyterian Church where she was a former elder and trustee. She served on the Board of Directors for the Mary H. Weir Library, served as the first President of the Hancock County Medical Society and was an Honorary Member of the Knights Templer. Mary Kate is survived by her sons Ted R. Whitaker and his wife Janice of Weirton and William M. Whitaker and his wife Patricia of Trafford, PA; daughters Mary W. Whitaker of Pittsburgh, PA and Helen DiPerna and her husband David of North Huntington, PA; brother Robert B. McMaster and his wife Jeanne of Meadville, PA; grandchildren Lisa Petra Whitaker, Todd Whitaker, Julie Sobel and her husband Ed, Amy Worthington and her husband Paul Brian, Paul Matthew Whitaker, Allison Sciullo and her husband Dave and Scott DiPerna and great-grandchildren Kirsten and Jason Pinkston, Taylor, Jacob and Nick Worthington and Madeline, Maxwell and Maura Sciullo. Friends and family will be received Saturday, March 15, 2008, from 10 until the 11AM funeral services at the Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062. Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Whitaker’s entire family. She was a great lady and a joy to be around. Her loss will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

  2. Mary Kay was a customer of mine for many years at Patrick’s Beauty Salon. I’m sorry I never was able to see her after her husband passed away. He alway took her to my shop in Steubenville. May she rest in Peace!

  3. Dear Janice4, Frank and I would like to send our deepest sympathy. We did’nt know your mother-in-law but we sure do know you. God Bless. ‘ Love Judy Always remember Rosemont Avenue

  4. Dear Janice, Frank and I would like to send our deepest sympathy. We did’nt know your mother-in-law but we sure do know you. God Bless. ‘ Love Judy Always remember Rosemont Avenue

  5. To Mary Kate’s Family; I am so sorry for your loss. I met Mary Kate the day she moved into Serra Manor and was able to spend a lot of time with her at the Center. She was a beautiful lady and will be missed by so many people. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. To Mary Kate’s family, Our friendship dates back to the years when your mother was treasurer of the Hancock Co.TB League (which became the American Lung Assn.) Mary Kate was an active member and a devoted officer. She had many interests and so many friends. I feel fortunate to have been one. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  7. Patty & Bill & Family I was so sorry to hear about Mrs. Whitaker. She was such a special lady and was always so nice to me. I am so glad I got to see and talk to her last fall and give her a hug. I know you will miss her and so will I.

  8. Dear Friends, I can still hear the bell calling you home for supper. Your mom has answered God’s call as He prepares the supper when you will all be joyfully reunited. May His love comfort you in this time of loss. Jim Jennessee

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