McLaine, Kathleen Agnes

Kathleen Agnes "Kay" Casey McLaine

June 10, 1924 - January 2, 2019

Kathleen A. “Kay” McLaine, 94 of McKinney, Texas entered into eternal life on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Harbor Chase, McKinney, Texas. She was born on Tuesday, June 10, 1924 at home in Dunmore, Pennsylvania and was the child of Bea Dowdell and James Casey.   Kathleen married John McLaine on July 27, 1946 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Dunmore, Pennsylvania to whom she was married 52 years and had five children.  She returned to working outside the home in 1965 at St Joseph's Children and Maternity Hospital, Scranton, Pennsylvania until her retirement in 1986.

Kathleen lived most of her life in Dunmore, Pennsylvania before moving with her daughter in December 2009 to Palm Desert, California. She was a past member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, Dunmore, Pennsylvania, Sacred Heart Church, Palm Desert, California and St. Jude Church in Allen, Texas. Kathleen was very active at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church through the years, promoted praying of the rosary and loved her family, Catholic faith and Irish heritage.

She is survived by her children, John J. McLaine and daughter-in-law, Lisa of Rancho Mirage, California, James M. McLaine and daughter-in-law, Linda of Scott Township, Pennsylvania, William F. McLaine and daughter-in-law, Ann of Broadlands, Virginia and Timothy P. McLaine and daughter-in-law, Judith of Trenton, Texas; niece, Margaret and husband, Christopher Mott of Springfield, Virginia; 11 loving grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McLaine was preceded in death by her parents, James and Bea Casey; her husband, John J. McLaine who died in 1998; her daughter, Kathleen P. McLaine who died in 2014; her sisters, Margaret Mary Casey and Elizabeth Hallanan; and brother-in-law John Hallanan.

The family would like to thank the staff of Harbor Chase of McKinney, Dan and Rita Waller and Val Kerrigan Eucharistic Ministers with St. Jude Catholic Church of Allen, Texas for their loving care and friendship to our mother.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1515 N. Greenville Ave, Allen, Texas  75002.  A graveside service and inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 322 Chestnut Street, Dunmore Pennsylvania. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Upon reading Kay's obituary, I couldn't help but reminisce what it was like growing up in the fifties in Dunmore, PA. Kay McLaine was such a wonderful person, as was her husband John. What fond memories I have of being a frequent guest in the McLaine home, as many were. Theirs was a house that was always welcoming to the friends of their children. And, with 5 children of their own, there were many friends who would stop by. I happened to be one of Jack's friends, which led to being friends with the whole family. Kay was always including guests at the dinner table and there was always enough to go around. But, the most memorable food item she had, that really sticks out in my mind, was the homemade loaves of bread she baked weekly. And, it wasn't just a couple loaves ... probably more like three dozen or more. What a treat on baking day! Feasting on fresh baked bread with butter. I also remember the many pinochle games we played, with Kay as a player/teacher. She really knew how to play cards! One last thought ... if Kay had not given birth to her son Jack, who introduced me to Michele, my wife of 46 years, then I would not be the lucky guy I am now. Thank You Kay! Mark E. McDade, January 23, 2019 Peg and other family members, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Kay and Betty were so helpful to my mom and brother in Dunmore. May the Lord comfort you at this time of loss.
Lori Ballantyne, January 20, 2019 We are very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful woman. She was a great friend to our Mom Theresa. Bob and Sally Judge, January 20, 2019 Jack, Bill, and Jim to all the family my deepest condolences to you. I have a lot of memories with all and I shall pray for all. Please let me know about grave site if possible.
Cindy Smith, January 13, 2019