Cathryn Louise Cooley, 89 of Abilene, Kan., died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Crestview Manor and Residential in Seneca.
Cathryn was born on Aug. 1, 1923, in the Newbern Community south of Abilene to Ralph A. and Elva Engle Cooley. She attended Lively Hall Grade School and graduated in 1941 from Dickinson County High School in Chapman; she then attended Wichita Business College.
She taught for four years in rural grade schools in Dickinson County. She was employed for twelve years in the office of Seymour Packing Company and Belle Springs Creamery in Abilene. She also worked in the office of Ehrsam Manufacturing Company in Enterprise. In 1959, she went to work for the Department of Army in Fort Riley doing clerical work and retired Nov. 2, 1984.
Cathryn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Abilene. She was also a member of the Abilene Business and Professional Womenís Club and the Coterie.
She is survived by her brother, Orlan Cooley of Neosho, Mo. and her sister, Dorothy Pearl Murphy of Seneca. Several nieces and nephews.
Catheryn bequeathed her body to the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine.
Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Abilene Presbyterian Church with Pastor Robert H. Frasier officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be given to the Abilene Presbyterian Church or a charity of the donorís choice. They may be left at the church the day of the service or sent in care of the Lauer Funeral Home 212 S. 4th St. Seneca, KS 66538
To express your sympathy, visit www.lauerfuneralhome.com.
Danner Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Cathryn Cooley)