Kathryn Hallas-Wilkerson

NILES – Kathryn S. Hallas-Wilkerson passed away at 2:26 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her home following a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 9, 1955 in Warren, the daughter of Michael and Margaret Manders Hallas.

A graduate of Niles McKinely High School, Katherine had worked for more than 20 years in the restaurant and catering business, most recently working as a cook for the Avalon Inn.

Katherine leaves behind her son, Matthew Hallas of Niles; daughter, Jennifer Wilkerson of Masury; granddaughter, LilyAnne Penzerro; and by sister, Barbara Coupland; and her husband, John of Hermitage, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Leona Echnoz, Patricia Scarnecchia; and her aunts Shirley and Betty Manders.

Per her request, a private burial will take place on her family’s plot at the Niles City Cemetery.

Lane Family Funeral Homes Niles Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

(special notice)