LIMA — Catherine A. Manghelli was born on November 5, 1932 in Marion, IN to Robert S. and Crystal L. Westervelt Manghelli.
She graduated from St. Marys High School in Anderson, IN, and continued her education at St.Francis College, Fort Wayne, IN, graduating with a bachelors of arts degree. She received her Master's Degree from Indiana University and taught for 11 years in Indiana prior to coming to Lima. She joined Lima Central Catholic High School where she taught Humanities and served as the head of the English Department. Following her retirement in 1994, she became an adjunct professor at Rhodes State College. However, she returned to LCC to teach college-level courses to students at LCC for an additional six years. In 1993 she was named Teacher of the Year and was inducted into the LCC Hall of Fame in 2012 for her Service to Lima Central Catholic High School. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, where she was active in the Choir, Cantoring, RCIA, and various other ministries. Catherine was also a member of the Serra Club and sang with the Lima Civic Chorus for several years.
Catherine is survived by two bothers, Robert S. Manghelli Jr. of Alexandria, IN, and Maurice A. & Melissa Manghelli of Muncie, IN; 7 nieces, 3 nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary E. Brown and Diane M. King.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16th at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m., with Father Stephen Blum and Father David Ritchie officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Lima Central Catholic High School, or St. Rita's Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamafh.com.