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Catherine M. Stambaugh

April 3rd, 1929 – September 10th, 2015

Catherine M. Stambaugh, age 86, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 12:26 am at Heritage Health in Beardstown, IL. She was born on April 3, 1929 in Beardstown, the daughter of Roland and Cecile (Griffin) Cooper. Catherine married Phillip Dayle Stambaugh on November 22, 1946 in Beardstown. Phillip preceded her in death on April 5, 2003.

Catherine is survived by her daughter, Rita (and Larry) Cunningham of Vermont, IL, two granddaughters, Lisa (and Scott) Fawcett of Princeton, IL and Lora (and Scott) Adcock of Plymouth, IL, five great-grandchildren, and brother, Donald (and Shirley) Cooper of Beardstown.

She is preceded in death by her five sisters, Lorreta Cooper, Maxine Kuhlman, Patricia Hoosier, Eileen Bowers and Barbara Fowler, and two brothers, William and Rolland Cooper.

Catherine was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bader Christian Church, Astoria American Legion Auxiliary and was one of The Golden Gals. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers and reading.

Services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Matt Haberman will be officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on Saturday. Interment will be in the Astoria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Bader Christian Church or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.


September 11th, 2015

Steve always said Catherine was like a second mom to him and Rita a sister. He has lots of fond memories of her. We look forward to seeing her in Heaven someday. until then she will be missed so very much at church. _ Steve and Laura Thomas

September 11th, 2015

Betty McCombs and Janice Johnson will always remember Catherine as a good friend and neighbor. We will miss her dearly.

September 12th, 2015

Prayers to Rita and her family. Brian Cooper

September 12th, 2015

Kate will be greatly missed by all, she was a truly wonderful person and I was blessed to have her as a friend. My thoughts are with Rita and her family at this time of their great loss.

Diane Westlake

September 12th, 2015

I thought so much of Kate! She was such a sweet and fun-loving person! The golden in the Golden Girls will never be quite as bright. RIP sweet Kate. Carolyn Cripe

September 14th, 2015

When I was growing up back in the late 70's my "Grandma Barb" used to take me to visit her sister Kate so I could play with her grandchildren. And I can remember them coming to the farm with Kate and we would always play. Kate was a sweetheart just like "Grandma Barb" and I know she will be missed by many.