GREENVILLE - Cathy L. Eckstein, 47, of Greenville, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 2013.
Cathy was born on April 20, 1966, to William G. Tipton and Carolyn S. Tipton of Greenville.
In addition to her parents, Cathy is survived by her husband, Dennis; three children, Erica and Peter Jones of Wichita, Kan., Brandon C. Eckstein of Lima, Ohio, and Caitlyn Eckstein of Greenville; a granddaughter, Madelyn Jones; and a sister, Beth and Lonnie Beisner of Arcanum.
Cathy worked as an optician at Spectacle Shoppe in Greenville, was a teacher and music director at Greenville Baptist Academy, and a consultant with Mary Kay for over 10 years. She enjoyed helping people through all her occupations and looked for ways to enrich the lives of people. She and her husband attended Castine Church of the Brethren and were active in ministry there.
Cathy enjoyed playing the piano. She was a lover of life and was always the life of a party. Cathy had an infectious smile and laugh, and never met a stranger. She looked out for the interest of others and always had time for you if you were having a bad day. Her love for others came from her own relationship with Christ and her deep faith. Cathy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and the time she spent with family and friends was precious to her.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Castine Church of the Brethren with Rev. Gary Cloyd officiating.
The family will visit with friends on Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m., also at the church. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Darke County
in honor of Cathy. Services entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.