Kathleen R. Reber, 78, of West Chester, a nursing school teacher for a quarter-century, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, of a heart ailment at Paoli Hospital.
Mrs. Reber was born in Parkesburg and lived in Chester County for 70 years.
She graduated from Villa Maria Academy in 1953 and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgetown University in 1957.
"Kathleen loved her time at each of these schools, and maintained friendships that were developed there until her passing," her family said in a statement.
For the next 25 years, Mrs. Reber taught hundreds of "young, eager, nursing students," first at Coatesville Hospital School of Nursing, and later at West Chester State Teachers College, her family said.