Catherine “Cathy” C. Ward thumbnail

Catherine "Cathy" C. Ward

May 28, 1948 - February 25, 2019

Catherine “Cathy” C. Ward, 70, of Springfield, died at 11:05 am, Monday, February 25, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born May 28, 1948, in Champaign, Illinois, to Harold Bennett and Clara Louise Maier Ward.

Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn (Jon Douglas) Myers of Montrose, CO and Barbara (John) Borders of Cape Coral, FL and ten nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Beverly Kemper; one nephew and one niece.

Cathy was a resident of Springfield most of her life. She served in the Illinois National Guard attaining the rank of Captain, and retired from Bi-Petro, Inc. after thirty-three years of service.

She was of the Catholic faith; graduated from Illiopolis schools; received her Bachelor’s Degree from McKendree College; and enjoyed her cat, “Macey”.

Visitation: 10:30 am – 12 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church.

Funeral Mass: 12 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Jim Isaacson officiating.

Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Illiopolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL 62702.

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Cemetery Information

Calvary Cemetery-Illiopolis


Calvary Cemetery Road
Illiopolis, IL


Memorial Information

Animal Protective League


1001 Taintor Rd, Springfield, IL, 62702

(217) 544-7387 Map

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Catherine "Cathy" 's life by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...


Leave a Condolence