SPRINGFIELD – Catherine L. Partain, age 87, of Springfield died at Lewis Memorial Christian Village at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
She was born on April 4, 1922, in Springfield, the daughter of Henry H. and Mary Anna Randalph Springer. She married Herbert T. Herb Partain on September 9, 1946, and he preceded her in death on September 4, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters, Mary and Elsie Springer.
A lifelong resident of Springfield, she worked at Sangamo Electric for 7 years after graduation from Lanphier High School. She was also a homemaker.
She was a member of Christ the King Church, enjoyed arts and crafts, member of Jerome Women’s Club and a former member of women’s auxiliary for Retired Officers Association.
She is survived by a daughter, Gail (Douglas) Storm of Wausau, Wisconsin; a son, Gary Partain of Grapevine, Texas; and grandchildren, Laura and Ethan Storm.
Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m., Friday, October 30, 2009, at Christ the King Church, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m., with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
The family would especially like to thank Mom’s guardian angel, Kim, and special group of friends and workers at Lewis who watched over her.
Memorials may be given to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois.
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