Catherine (Katy) R. Stapleton
LINCOLN - Catherine (Katy) R. Stapleton, 98, of Lincoln, IL, formerly of New Berlin, IL, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.
Katy was born on January 27, 1914, to Mary (Shanle) and Timothy J. Stapleton. Her parents and her three brothers, Francis, Tim, and James Stapleton, preceded her in death. Surviving are Katy's sister-in-law, JoAnn (Frey) Stapleton; niece, Maureen (Bill) Waters; nephew, Jim (Franci) Stapleton and two great-nephews.
Katy was employed by the United States Postal Service and worked at the New Berlin Post Office for many years before proudly retiring.
Katy possessed a warm personality, quick wit and great sense of humor. There wasn't a person she didn't know. Her smile could light up any room. Katy's love of people led to her active involvement in many community organizations and clubs including New Berlin Woman's Club, Mu Beta and Tekakwitha Bridge Clubs, New Berlin Senior Citizens Club and The Historical Society of New Berlin.
Katy was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Berlin. She lived her life with the church in her back yard and God in her heart. She was a devoted servant of God and never failed to pray for those in need. Katy served the church in many roles including alter assistant, Eucharistic Minister and St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society.
Katy was devoted to her family and loved spending time with them, especially her two great-nephews. She touched many lives throughout her life. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation and Funeral Mass: Family will receive friends from 9:30-10:45 AM on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 304 E. Birch St., New Berlin. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 AM with Rev. Kevin Laughery, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 304 E. Birch St., New Berlin, IL 62670 or to the charity of donor's choice.
The family of Katy Stapleton is being served by McCullough-Delaney & Butler Funeral Home, 714 E. Gibson St., New Berlin.
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