Catherine Kress

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December 25, 1922 - January 24, 2016

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Visitation Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Friday, January 29, 2016 10:30 a.m., Moreland Funeral Home


Northlawn Memory Gardens


Catherine Elizabeth (Stiles) Kress, 93, of Westerville (Genoa Township) passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at St. Ann’s Hospital. Born in Indiana, PA. December 25, 1922 to Clyde and Mary (Carney) Stiles. Catherine married Lawrence E. Kress on October 18, 1942. They were married for 67 years until Larry’s death in 2010. Catherine was a member of the Columbus Free Methodist Church where she was baptized on February 25, 1951, for more than 65 years. She was instrumental in starting the Free Methodist Golden heirs, and the Genoa Township Senior Group. She also enjoyed playing Euchar at the Westerville Senior Center every Friday. Survived by son, Robert (Lee Thibaut) of Radner; daughter, Susan (David) Dorsch of Westerville (Genoa Township); granddaughter, Tanya Kress Corbett of Columbus; grandson, Thomas Jason (Karen) Bryant of Columbus; great- grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Thomas, Michael and Gabriel Bryant; numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Her family will forever remember her deep commitment and relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was her joy and strength. We rejoice and praise God for her. She will be truly missed; we cherish her legacy and the time she was with us here on earth. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, 4-7 p.m. Thursday where service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016. Pastor Kermit Welty officiating. Interment Northlawn Memory Gardens.


Richard and Phyllis Pierce - Jan 28, 2016

To Susan and David, Bob, Jason and Karen, and Tanya: As I always announced myself to Aunt Catherine on the phone, this is Nephew Richard feeling your loss right along with you. You know that in the past few years we were drawn closer to Aunt Catherine than ever before and always looked forward to staying at her house on our trips back east. I know you miss her and so do we, but now she is healed and at peace.

Terry & Peggy Trapp - Jan 27, 2016

Bob & Susan,
Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a good old gal, and I’m sure she will be truly missed. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Lots of love!
Terry & Peggy Trapp



Angie Thibaut - Jan 26, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I am sorry for your loss. She was a lovely person. Elijah loves all of her knitted blankets that she made for him. May you find peace in knowing she is at peace and in a beautiful place reunited with her husband and in God’s hands.
With deepest sympathy,
Angie, Ainsley, and Elijah Thibaut (Daux)

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