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Catheryn L. Richard

Published: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

LANARK – Catheryn L. Richard, 81, of Lanark, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Carroll County Good Samaritan Society in Mount Carroll.

She was born on July 23, 1932, in Savanna, a daughter of John and Lenora (Bills) Stewart. Catheryn married David Richard on Nov. 15, 1950, at Menominee. She enjoyed gardening and craftwork.

Survivors include her children, David W. (LeAnn J.) Richard of Mount Morris, John (Peggy) Richard of Polo, Catheryn (Marlin) Sweitzer of Lanark, Eddie (Terry) Blair of Milledgeville, Mary G. (David G.) Toepher of Pearl City, Edward (Debbie) Richard of Rock Falls, Deb Oltmanns of Rockford, and Linda Richard of Rochelle; her grandchildren, DeAnn J. Richard, Mike (Stephanie) Sweitzer, Chad Sweitzer, Jessica Sweitzer, Demi Blair, Dani Blair, Talia Richard, Alyse (Jason) Thibodeau, Heather (Eric) James, Randi (Austin) Webb, Rashad Caldwell, and Mya Nelson; her great-grandchildren, Brady Sweitzer, Chloe Sweitzer, Hadley James, Harper Thibodeau, and Zion Caldwell; her brothers and sisters, Louise Weaks, Everett Stewart, Betty Stewart, Fred Stewart, Glenn Stewart, and Robert Stewart and their families, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband in 1996, her son-in-law, Steve Oltmanns, and her brother, Bill Stewart.

Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with her brother, Everett Stewart, officiating. Burial will be in the Lanark Cemetery.

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