Catherine L. Page, 74, of Galesburg, Ill., died at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 in Seminary Manor.
Funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Pastor Tom Smith officiated. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Additional visitation was held noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green, with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.
She was born June 9, 1940 on the family farm near Marling, the daughter of William Alfred and Ruby Lee (King) Jarboe. She married Bontie Lee Page on June 12, 1964 in Bowling Green.
She is survived by two sisters, Betty (and Raymond) Dempsey of Sidney, Ohio and Alice Pritchett of Bowling Green, sister-in-law Betty Jarboe of Missouri and her friends Joyce Bean and Jeannie and Mike Johnson, all of Galesburg, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert Mayo Jarboe and Donald Dean Jarboe and his wife, Doris Jarboe, sister Virginia Gregory and her husband Earl Richard Gregory, a brother-in-law, Gene Pritchett, and a special friend, Nancy Boston.
Catherine was a graduate of Bowling Green High School and worked for Bankheads Candy in Bowling Green. She also worked for Gross Galesburg/Carhartt from 1981 until her retirement in 2005. She was a member of the Knox County Democratic Women and Knox County Democrats. Catherine had received the “Democrat Woman of the Year” award. She was very active in supporting all of the Democratic candidates. She worked tirelessly for the Lane Evan’s campaign. He affectionately referred to her as “Miss Daisy.”
Catherine enjoyed working in her garden, growing fresh vegetables that she shared with her neighbors. She also loved spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews. Catherine was a kind, giving person who always strived to focus on the positive.
Pallbearers were Raymond Dempsey, Randy Gregory, Rich Jarboe, Terry Jarboe, Dennis Moore, Jordan Pritchett, and Steve Pritchett.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.