Catherine F. Liem

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Catherine F. Liem, 93, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday at the Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 17, 1919, a daughter of the late Frank and Amanda Hanks Drexinger. She was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, class of 1938, and a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Catherine received her B.S. in Nursing from College Misericordia.

She was formerly employed as a visiting nurse and as a nurse with the state of Pennsylvania. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed for many years as registered nurse for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District at GAR Memorial High School.

Mrs. Liem was a member of St. Andrew's Parish and a longtime member of St. Boniface Church in Wilkes-Barre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Liem, in 1949.

Surviving are her daughter, Carol Macko, and her husband, Rich, Wilkes-Barre; son, Charles Liem, and his wife, Fiora, Trailwood; grandchildren, Amy Magda, Rick Macko, Cathy Payne and Jason Macko; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Catherine's family wishes to extend a special thank-you to the staff at St. Luke's Villa, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Little Flower Manor.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Andrew's Parish, 316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to Little Flower, 200 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Catherine's obituary at
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Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138
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Published in Times Leader on July 14, 2013
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