Catherine Carty, 82, of Springfield, died at 8:58 pm, Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born March 20, 1935 in Cumberland County, IL, to Charles and Goldie (Johnson) Reed. She married Emmett Carty on April 22, 1956 and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1978. Also preceding her in death were four brothers and four sisters.
Catherine was a member of Pasfield Southern Baptist Church. She worked as a caregiver.
Surviving are one daughter, Miriam (Ed) Shelton of Springfield; one son, Philip (Susan) Carty of Velrico, FL; one granddaughter, Melody Shelton of Springfield; one sister, Wanda McKinzie of Mattoon; one brother, Dean Reed of Morris, IL and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: 9:30 – 11 am, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield, with Pastor Ed Ingram officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.