DOVER Surrounded by her children, Catherine E. Garner, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday September 7, 2013, at York Hospital. She was the long-time companion of John E. Strom of York. She was born February 3, 1938, in Red Lion, to the late Daniel E. Frey Sr. and Dorothy (Lentz) Frey. Catherine was a 1955 graduate of Red Lion Senior High School. She was a member of Friendship Community Church, where she volunteered with the students of the after school program. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the West Manchester VFW #7374, where she served as secretary and past president. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Friendship Community Church 3380 Fox Run Rd. with the Rev. John Harman officiating. Burial will be in Windsor Church of God Cemetery. The John W. Keffer Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 2114 W. Market St. is assisting with the arrangements. She is survived by seven children, George J. Garner, Jr. and spouse, Holly of Dover, Rebecca E. Diffendefer of Lititz, Cathy L. Greenly and spouse Dave of Manheim, Suzanne P. Riley and spouse Daniel of Spring Grove, John M. Garner and spouse Kris of York, Jill M. Dise and spouse Scott of York, and Matthew M. Garner of Dover; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Grayson and Linda Frey, both of York; a brother, Daniel E. Frey Jr. and spouse Louise of Alabama; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son Joshua M. Garner and two sisters, Beverly Albright and Dorothy Craley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the York Cancer Center c/o Cancer Patient Help Fund 25 Monument Rd. Suite 194, York, PA 17403; or Friendship Community Church. KefferFH.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Sept. 11, 2013