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Catherine Marie Starwalt

Catherine Marie Starwalt

Female 1926 - 2015  (88 years)

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  • Name Catherine Marie Starwalt 
    Born 12 Dec 1926  Brown, illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jan 2015  Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13185  Ritch
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Family John D Rich,   d. 2002 
    Married 4 Jan 1946 
     1. Deborah Ann Rich  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F4981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Catherine Marie “Kate” Rich, 88, Robinson, died Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital. Catherine Marie Starwalt was born September 12, 1926, in Browns, Illinois, to Ferma Starwalt and Marie Catherine Mercer Starwalt. They moved to Robinson when Catherine was just six months old. She was the eldest of four daughters. She was a graduate of Robinson High School Class of ’44.

      On January 4, 1946, Catherine married John D. (Jack) Rich who predeceased her in August, 2002. Together they had four children who survive: Deborah Ann Ritch of Robinson; Pamela Kay Toliver and husband John “Dick” of Many, Louisiana; John D., Jr. and wife Sookie of Hanover, Maryland; and Rebecca Rae Rich of Santa Clarita, California.

      For many years, Catherine was active in Eastern Star, Women of the Elks, the Oak Glenettes, was an avid golfer, and a charter member of Oak Glen Golf Course. Though she was primarily a homemaker, she worked as a salesclerk at P.N. Hirsch, as an assembler for Robinson Transformer, and was a line worker at Robinson Manufacturing (Ettlebrick Shoe Factory) in Robinson. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church.

      In addition to her children, she is also survived by six grand-children and eight great-grandchildren: Lori Toliver and son Jack, San Diego, CA; Wynne Ritch II and son Harper, Fort Worth, TX; Amber Ritch and son Austin Vincenti, Cypress, CA; Susan Rich Westphal (Aaron) and son Avery, Boone, NC; David Toliver (Jessica) and children Cole and Kira, Herndon, VA; and Brian Rich (Irina) and daughters Isabella Marie and Julianna Catherine, Glen Burnie, MD. She is also survived by two sisters: Judy Hardesty, Palestine, and Deanna Duncan (Bob), Noblesville, IN, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Virginia Hayden, her brothers-in-law Raymond Hardesty, Gene Hayden, and Norman Rich, and her sister-in-law Carol Rich.