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Catherine E. Kikendall

April 7, 1917 - July 1, 2007

Catherine E. Kikendall

SPRINGFIELD – Catherine E. Kikendall, 90, of Springfield, died Sunday, July 1, 2007 at St. John’s Hospice.

She was born April 7, 1917 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Robert and Mary rose Schwab Murphy. She married Melvin S. Kikendall on April 10, 1939; he preceded her in death on March 21, 1997. Her parents; four sisters, Marie Johnson, Esther Gullo, Agnes Trotter, and Cecelia Hendrickson; four brothers, James, Robert, George, and Lawrence Murphy; and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kikendall was an operator for Illinois Bell Telephone and a homemaker. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church. She enjoyed embroidering and crocheting and was a die-hard Cub fan.

Survivors: one daughter, Mary Catherine Horner of Springfield; four sons, David (wife, Judy) Kikendall of Loami, Daniel (wife, Terry) Kikendall of Springfield, Dennis J. (wife, Judy) Kikendall of Sanford, NC, and Larry (wife, Joyce) Kikendall of Ocoee, FL; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Hospice.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2007 at Calvary Chapel, Reverend David Hoefler officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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