Catherine Elizabeth Creech, 79, passed away at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.
She was born July 20, 1929 in Chilo, Ohio to Frank and Emma Ritchie Woods. She married Charles W. "Charlie" Creech on November 26, 1955 and together they raised 8 children.
Mrs. Creech was a faithful member of the Church of the Open Door. She worked as a nursing assistant at Reid Hospital and was also a private duty nurse in the community. She enjoyed crafts, playing bingo, fishing and participating in activities in church including playing the organ, piano and singing in the choir.
Mrs. Creech will be missed by her husband, Charlie; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Jim George, Richmond; Linda and Leroy Lacey, Fountain City; Gale Block, Richmond; Nora and Tom Bales, Williamsburg and Rhoda and Mike Rapp, Indianapolis; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, James Creech, Richmond; Charles W. Jr. and Paula Creech, Richmond; Anthony and Sharon Creech, Versailles, Kentucky; 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth Brown, Cincinnati, Ohio; Christine and Tony Petry, of Illinois; Ann and Bill Beiser, New Richmond, Ohio; Maxine and Bob Dishmond, Brownsville, Indiana; 3 uncles, 1 aunt and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor David Anderson and her grandson, Pastor Steven Johnson, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 at the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at the church.