Catherine Louise Beam Masden, longtime Birmingham resident living in Gulfport for several years, was born on Sept.10, 1924, in Bardstown, Ky., and passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 in Gulfport.?
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She is survived by her daughters Andi Rushton Oustalet (Butch), of Gulfport, and Janelle Masden, of New Orleans; and her son, William Henry Masden III, of San Antonio, Texas. She is also survived by her sister, Julia Beam Schuler (Paul), of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren Lindsey Steiner Seal (Adam) and Shelley Steiner Hasty (Joseph), of Birmingham, and Kimberley, Kate and Cameron Rushton, of Gulfport; great grandson Barrett William Seal and son-in-law Bill Steiner, of Birmingham; and by a niece and nephews.??
Preceding her in death were her husband William Henry Masden Jr.; and her daughter Linda Masden Steiner.??
She graduated from Spaulding College in Louisville, Ky., with a degree in chemistry and mathematics. After raising her children, she returned to work as a claims administrator for Social Security. She was a survivor of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Catherine lived her faith each day. She was an active parishioner and volunteer member of the Altar Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Homewood, Ala., for many years and of St. James Catholic Church in Gulfport. Quietly, she gave her time, assistance and compassion to those in need. She was much loved and admired by her family and friends, and will be remembered for the cheery message with which she ended her phone calls: "Have a great day everyday!"??The family thanks Beth Clark Lott, Addie Smith, Cynthia Champion, Vicky Preedom O'Bryant and all of the dedicated people at Saad Home Health for years of loving care.??
The funeral service will be conducted by Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Homewood, Ala., where friends may visit beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch will be offered at the church before going to the cemetery. Burial will be at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham, Al. ?
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the St. James Building Fund in Gulfport or to Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Homewood, Ala.
Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home
1591 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235
Published in The Kentucky Standard on Aug. 27, 2014