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Lillian C. Catlett, 93
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Lillian Caroline Catlett, 93, of East Rochester, passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Born October 2, 1926, in Barger Ridge, PA, she was the youngest of John and Florence (Auten) Bissett’s 13 children.
In addition to being a full-time mother, Lillian worked at TRW for 30 years in the wax room. She was a loving, caring, kind, compassionate, fun person who loved her family. It was said by one family member, “Lillian is a remarkable woman having never painted herself as one.” She greeted every grandchild and great-grandchild as “Darling” and became everyone’s “Grandma Darling.” She also enjoyed cutting hair, especially for her family members. She enjoyed sewing, doing crafts and showered her family with quilts, ceramics and wooden creations. A renowned cook, she was famous for her homemade noodles, chocolate and butterscotch pies. Lillian, along with her husband and family, enjoyed traveling across America. She was so much fun and so full of joy. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Lillian is survived by her son, Ronald W. (Cindy) Catlett of North Canton; a daughter, Sherry (Roger) Bartley of Minerva; a son, Fred W. Catlett Jr of Minerva; a daughter-in-law, Susan Catlett of Sunset Beach, NC; nine grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, F. Warren Catlett, Sr. in 2019; son, Barry R. Catlett; sisters, Rachael Krause, Lottie Cather, Fannie Bissett and Gertrude Bissett; and brothers, Fred, Arthur, Chester, David, John, Leo, Thomas and Woodrow Bissett.
A private funeral service was held May 4 with Pastor Chet Howes of Faith Fellowship officiating. Burial followed at Moultrie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Minerva Community Charitable Fund, 203 N. Market St., Minerva OH 44657.
Friends may express their condolences at www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.
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