Catherine M. Postlethwait 1928-2017

MINERAL RIDGE — Catherine M. Postlethwait, 89, of Mineral Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

Catherine was born May 28, 1928, in Mineral Ridge, the daughter of Milo and Beatrice Caswell Bowman and was a lifelong area resident.

Catherine was a member of the former Mineral Ridge Methodist Church and presently a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge, a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School and retired after 22 years as a cook at Seaborn Elementary School in 2004.

She was past President and member of the Mineral Ridge VFW Auxiliary and a member of Rebekah Lodge 608 of Mineral Ridge. One of Catherine’s greatest loves was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Catherine will be sadly missed by her children, Gerald (Marlee) Postlethwait of McDonald, Linda Day of Youngstown and Nancy (David) Pugh and James (Patty) Postlethwait, both of Mineral Ridge. She is also survived by her brother, Pete (Betty) Bowman of Weatherford, Texas; grandchildren, Russ (Sarah) Day, Jeri Lee (Mike) O’Brien, Nicole (Ray) Hobbs, Kim (Joel) Barkelew, Angel Postlethwait, Brian (Nicole) Pugh, Matthew Pugh, Brooke (Jeff) Kaschak, McKenzie Shaffer, Robbie Postlethwait and Abbie Postlethwait; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior, whom she married June 19, 1948, and died in 1996; and her son, Robert.

Services celebrating the life of Catherine will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel. Family and friends may call 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The Postlethwait family would like to thank the staff at Humility House Assisted Living and Dr. Richard Catterlin for the kind and compassionate care given to Catherine. The family requests that memorial contributions take the form of donations to the Humility House Assisted Living activities fund.

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