Kathy Louise Stanley

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 06, 2023

Kathy Louise Stanley, 62, of McKeesport passed away Sunday, February 5, 2023. She was born January 26, 1961 in Wilkinsburg, and was the daughter to the late Albert Obies, Sr., and the late Betty May Hockenbery-Bergman. Kathy was a very giving, loving, and fun mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. She was always the neighborhood mom, and her house was always the place to be for the kids to hang out growing up. She loved listening to James Taylor, playing Bingo, going on shopping trips, and passing time by playing games on her phone. She would snack on Milky Way bars and would eat the whole bag if her family would let her. She loved spending time with her whole family the most. Kathy always said she had 6 children, but one of them had 4 legs because her dog, Pickles, was her best friend.

She is survived by her children, Crystal (Earl) Simms of Carrick, Shannon Ward of Iowa, Sara Sturges of McKeesport, Kelsi Stanley Candelore of Port Vue, and Bryan Gilbert, Jr. of Elizabeth; 15 grandchildren, DJ, Bailey, Zachary, Malayah, Jordan, Aidan, Sophia, Hope, Addison, Maci, Mia, Lillyana, Luka, and Luna; great-grandchildren, Kamari and Nikko; her siblings, Betty Foley, and Mary Ann Wardach; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Kathy is preceded in death by her grandson, Donte; her brother, Albert "Buch" Obies, Jr., and sisters, Delilah Donoghue, and Tina Mowery. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 1:00pm at the R-Place Restaurant; 102 Enterprise Street, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Condolences can be made at

Originally published February 06, 2023.

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