Catherine L. Roughsedge Jayne of Hanover Township went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 5, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
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A wife, mother, granny and great-granny, her life revolved around her family.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 5, 1956, she was the daughter of Catherine L. Roughsedge and the late William D. Roughsedge.
She attended Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Cathie faithfully cared for her family and friends. She loved to have her family together and thoroughly enjoyed cooking/baking from scratch.
A woman of faith and the heart of our family, Cathie loved life. She loved to get in the car and go. She liked to go shopping at flea markets, antique stores, estate sales and most of all the grocery store.
She enjoyed playing cinch and pinochle. She enjoyed playing games with her husband, kids and grandchildren, proclaiming to be the reigning "Clue" and "Cootie" champion since her childhood.
Cathie loved spending time with her husband, Don. They were inseparable. They did everything together including travel, hunting and fishing.
She always looked forward to spending her summer with all her family at the 1000 Islands, Harveys Lake and by her pool. If she was with family she was happy. Cathie also had a love for animals.
She also anticipated going to Myrtle Beach every fall.
She was preceded in death by her father, William D. Roughsedge, in 1997.
Cathie is survived by her loving and faithful husband, Don, of 38 years; her daughter and son-in-law, Christine and William May; daughter and son-in-law, Tricia and Fran Giovinazzo; her grandchildren, Casey, Alexis, Derek, Jamie, Anthony, Billy, Brooklyn and Emily; great-granddaughter, Raegan; brothers, William Roughsedge and wife, Maureen; David Roughsedge and wife, Lois; and C. Thomas Roughsedge and wife, Jennifer; sisters, Diane Lorenzotti and husband, Ralph; Marilyn Jones and husband, Daniel; and Tricia Flannery; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, 290 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre, with her pastor, the Rev. Don Hartshorne, officiating.
The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support in many heartfelt forms, from too many people to name individually, but including friends, family and neighbors. A special thanks to Dr. Mark Schiowitz, the staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital CCU, Kindred Hospital and Hospice Community Care.
Memorial donations may be made to the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
Beyond financial donations: Cathie lived by the Golden Rule, to treat others the way you would like to be treated. Do a random act of kindness, make someone laugh, send a card, give a hug, or say "I love you" to a special friend in her memory.
Arrangements are entrusted to Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Citizens' Voice from July 8 to July 11, 2013
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