December 25, 1922 - January 24, 2016
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.