Catherine Bauer

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Catherine E. (Beck) Bauer, 96

Catherine E. (Beck) Bauer, 96, of Lafayette, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Creasy Springs Health Campus. Born June 5, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Walter W. and Margaret (Nehrig) Beck. She was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and Schreberg Beauty College.

Catherine married James Wallace Bauer on December 7, 1934, in Logansport; he preceded her in death in 1985. She was a homemaker and apartment manager.

She was a member of Congress Street United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Congress Street Sew Society, Morning Circle, Wea Willing Workers, Home Hospital Auxiliary, where she also was the Chairwoman for the Home Hospital Volunteer Sewing Group, and a 73-year member of Buck Creek Eastern Star 374. She was also active at the Senior Center.

Surviving are her daughters, Bettejean Taylor (husband: Jerry) and Cathy Clark (husband: Larry), both of Lafayette; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Visitation 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hippensteel Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m.: the Rev. Clarinda Crawford officiating. Burial to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Congress Street United Methodist Church.

Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2012
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