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Catherine Louise Haynes, 74, of Vandalia, went home to be with the Lord at 4:32 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Fayette County Hospital, Long Term Care, Vandalia.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home, Brownstown. Burial will follow at Nichols-Nickles Cemetery, rural Brownstown. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Brownstown Christian Church Building Fund.
Catherine Louise Haynes was born on Friday, Aug. 21, 1942, in Spring Point Township in Cumberland County, Illinois, to Lester and Lois (Litchenwalter) Lake. She was a long time member of Four Mile Christian Church and attended Brownstown Christian Church where she was very active.
Catherine will be remembered by those who knew her as a dedicated and caring mother, grandma, and friend. She never knew a stranger and loved to fellowship with others.
She is survived by daughters, Tena (Ron) Gould of Vandalia, Tammy (Jeff) Kinkel of Pocahontas, and Theresa (Monte) Wolke of Sigel; brothers, Pete (Linda) Lake of Villa Grove, and Leslie (Cheryl) Lake of Robinson; sister, Lenora Hudson of Trilla; grandchildren, Travis (Lauren) Gould, Tiffany (Jesse) Mumm, Trevor, Tanner and Trista Kinkel, Lindsy, Monte Lee and Brett Wolke; great-grandchildren, Lennox Mumm and Brody Gould; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lake Pitcher of Greenup; and brother-in-law, Jerry Hardyman of Camargo.
Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence, Delmar, and Lester Jr. Lake; sisters, Pauline Hardyman and Bessie (Marvin) Anthony; and brother-in-law, Charles Hudson.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Published on March 18, 2017
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