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Catherine Kokensparger, wife of Rodger (41 years), mother of Cindy and Ryan, grandmother of Corey and Ryle, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at home after a two year fight with pancreatic cancer. She is preceded in death by her mother.
Cathy was 58 years old, born on February 19, 1954, to Carl and Geraldine Harris (Pickerine). Surviving are brothers, Carl, Robert (Lydia), Kenny, David (Jill), Dennis and sisters, Barb Zigler, Alice Havens, Leona Miller and Marsha (Ron) Parker.
Cathy worked at The Toledo Hospital Environmental Service Department for 24 years before being forced to retire due to this terrible illness. She enjoyed her job and her many friends at work.
Our thanks to her health care workers at UTMC who did their best to maker her life a little better. A special thanks to Heartland Hospice, Dr. Kevin Phelps and Dr. P.K. Chaudhuri for seeing her through this terrible time and our family and neighbors for all their support and love. A special thanks also to her sister, Alice who gave up time from her family to be at Cathy's side during her final months.
Friends may call at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Ave., on Monday, January 28, 2013, from 2 to 7 p.m. with services beginning at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Heartland Hospice.
Published in Toledo Blade from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2013