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Catherine E. Creech

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.

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to a great mom that will never be forgot she was a great mother grandmother she was fun and a great friend and loved god .mom i love you and you will always be in my heart.

rhoda rapp and family Nov 29 2009 12:00 AM

To a grandmother who is dearly missed, to someone dear who cared more of others and put their needs first above her own. When you look at where love really comes from which is found in God because God is love there is no doubt that this beautiful woman had him. She showed it in everything she did and made me laugh as a kid and adult, she taught me how to show love rather than to just speak it and i know if she were still alive today she'd be proud to know that i am well on my way with my relationship in christ and how much she is truely loved and missed now...i think of her in all i do and there still isn't a day that goes by that i don't wish she was still here. This goes to show for some people to enjoy what you have now don't let it pass you by with regret..i can hapily say i spent quite a bit of time with my grandmother since i was a kid to being an adult but i still feel as if i wish i still had more time..i know when someone is gone that you love,it never feels like enough time, but one day i know when i leave this world we will one day be together again and there will be no end to the fun we will share together with our loved ones and our father above....I love you grandma!

Amanda Denger Sep 17 2009 12:00 AM

She surely heard; "welcome into the joy of the Lord thou good and faithful servant"

I am glad to have met her and will carry that with me forever.

Jeff Stratton

Jeffrey & Deanna Stratton Jul 11 2009 12:00 AM

I owned Trinity Gifts and Books for 20 years and Katherine was a frequent customer. She was such a delightful woman and I looked forward to seeing her when she would come into the store. There was always a smile on her face.

Thank you, Lord for Catherine.

God's grace to you and yours,
Sharon Brant

Sharon Brant Jun 30 2009 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear the sad news. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra (Dean) Callahan Jun 30 2009 12:00 AM

Dear Tom and Nora,
We are sorry to read of your loss and want you to know that we are thinking of you at this sad time.
Hope to see you next door sometime soon.
Jerry and Phyllis

Phyllis Mattheis Jun 30 2009 12:00 AM