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Kathy J. Meagher, 50

January 25, 2009

Kathy J. Meagher, 50



JUNE 22, 1958-JAN. 22, 2009

FREDERICK, Md. - Kathy Jo Meagher (nee Staab), 50, of Frederick, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at home surrounded by her family after a long courageous battle against cancer. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Richard T. Meagher and their children, Kathryn, 18, Emily, 17 and Matthew, 13.

Kathy was born June 22, 1958, in Mountville, Pa., to Kathryn Pauline (Rottmund) Staab and the late Joseph Patrick Staab. She is also survived by her brother, Michael Staab and his wife, Terry, of Lititz, Pa. She was an aunt and great-aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Kathy earned her bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg (Pa.) State College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Deaf Education. She received her master's degree from State University of New York, Geneseo, in Deaf Education for students ages 3 through 21.

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She worked her entire career at Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, where she retired as principal in 2005. She began her career there as a teacher in 1981 and also served as a supervising teacher.

Kathy was a longtime member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. A Christian wake will be held Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.keeneybasford.com

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 118 E. Second St., Frederick. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. The Rev. Richard J. Murphy will be celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kathy J. Meagher Memorial Scholarship for students affected by cancer in care of The Community Foundation of Frederick County, 312 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701.

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