Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obit of Cathy (Harwood) Kerber

PIPER CITY — Cathy Jean Kerber, 52, rural Piper City, died at 7:08 p.m. Sunday (May 6, 2012) at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, after losing her battle with leukemia.
Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. May 19 at Cathy and Matt’s home in rural Piper City. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are being handled by Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City.
Cathy was born Oct. 24, 1959, in Salina, Kan., daughter of Herschel E. “Gene” and Rebecca A. Burch Harwood. Her childhood was spent in Watseka, and she attended schools in Watseka. She married Matt T. Kerber on Dec. 21, 1996, in Thawville. He survives.
Surviving children are Nicole K. (Joe) Griffin, Paxton, and David W. (Elizabeth) Price, Champaign; six grandchildren, Mary, Elizabeth and Patrick Griffin; E-lalliah May Price; David Matthew Price and Illiana Alexis Stano; and one brother, Billy (Tera) Harwood, Watseka.
Cathy was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Christopher; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
She was a homemaker. Cathy also was a member of the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her grandchildren.
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