Cathryn Louise Cooley
Cathryn Louise Cooley, 89 of Abilene, Kansas died Monday, January 28, 2013 at Crestview Manor and Residential in Seneca.
Cathryn was born on August 1, 1923 in the Newbern Community south of Abilene to Ralph A. and Elva Engle Cooley. She attended Lively Hall Grade School and graduated in 1941 from Dickinson County High School in Chapman; she then attended Wichita Business College.
She taught for four years in rural grade schools in Dickinson County. She was employed for twelve years in the office of Seymour Packing Company and Bell Springs Creamery in Abilene. She also worked in the office of Ehrsam Manufacturing Company in Enterprise. In 1959, she went to work for the Department of Army in Fort Riley doing clerical work and retired November 2, 1984.
Cathryn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Abilene. She was also a member of the Abilene Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Coterie.
She is survived by her brother, Orlan Cooley of Neosho, Missouri and her sister, Dorothy Pearl Murphy of Seneca. Several nieces and nephews.
Catheryn bequeathed her body to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine.
Memorial services will be held 1:30 P.M. Saturday, February 9th at the Abilene Presbyterian Church with Pastor Robert H. Frasier officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be given to the Abilene Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donor’s choice . They May be left at the church the day of the service or sent in care of the Lauer Funeral Home 212 S. 4th St. Seneca, Kansas 66538
To express your sympathy, visit www.lauerfuneralhome.com .
Danner Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.