Catherine Shields

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Catherine Nancy "Kay" Shields, 77, of Union Bridge, formerly of Westminster, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 at her residence. Born April 22, 1937 in Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Florence Emma (Shoemaker) Johnson and Edward Arthur Johnson. She was the wife of the late Dr. Joseph F. Shields, who died Nov. 14, 2013. Before retiring she worked as a secretary. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church. She enjoyed painting, drawing, flower arranging, going to the beach, traveling and learning about history. She loved to be with family and friends and frequented Westminster restaurants. She was a two-time cancer survivor. She is survived by her two sisters Florence Allman of Massillon, OH and Judith Lewis of West Chester, PA, daughter and son-in-law, Linda and David Gingerich of Brunswick, MD., son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Laurie Shields of Union Bridge; 5 grandchildren: Kate Gonzalez and husband Jay of Hanover, VA, Maegan Reinhardt of Hanover, VA, Joseph P. Shields and wife Kayla of Westminster, Charles T. Reinhardt, Jr. of Herndon, VA, and Kara Kroshl and husband Mark of Jacksonville, NC, and a great-grandson Justin J. Gonzalez. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 12 noon at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Private inurnment will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157 or the , 1393 Progress Way, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 8, 2014
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