Catharine Marie McColgan
was the daughter of Mary Jane Tinneny and John McColgan and the
granddaughter of Patrick "Yankee Pat" Tinneny of
Goladuff. Kitty was born in New Jersey and became a nurse
while she was a young woman in Philadelphia. She continued
her nursing career after marrying Dick Steele and moving to
Patrick, MD at the Spring Street Clinic in Fayetteville,
Arkansas as both a nurse and teacher of medical students.