Catherine “Aunt Cacky” Moore, of Tell City, IN, passed away August 22, 2020.
She was born April 8, 1931 in Muddy Illinois, to her parents, Jesse and Nannie Moore. Besides her
parents she was preceded in death by sisters Jessie Hawhee, Marion Arnold and Mildred Crawford, and a brother William Moore. Infant siblings that preceded her were John, Ruby, Lora and Elvira Moore.
Also close to her heart, and preceding her in death, was her sister-in-law Hazel Howell and her companion dog, Ginger.
She is survived by her loving sister Betty Harris of Tell City, along with many nieces and nephews.
When Catherine was a little girl, she developed heart damage from a case of Scarlett Fever. She was not allowed to get out of bed for over a year unless she was being carried. Her mother took her to a doctor new to the town of Eldorado, Illinois, named Dr. Johnstone, for a second opinion. Dr. Johnstone told her mother Catherine didn’t have long to live and she should let her enjoy what time she had left. Once she was allowed to get out of bed she improved dramatically. Catherine lived another 80 years.
Behind her faith, family was the most important thing in her life. The love she had for her family was evident all the way down to great-great nieces and nephews. She was known in the family as the “cool aunt.” She enjoyed nothing more than being teased and had many ongoing jokes amongst the family.
Catherine had many God given gifts. She was very artistic and enjoyed many things. She had a love of singing, painting, sewing and gardening. The gift that stands out most to family was that of being a caregiver and granting unconditional love.
Catherine once said “I sometimes wonder why God has numbered my 85+ years. I never married, worked all my life and looking back feel a lack of accomplishing much of anything beneficial. But it has been a good life and despite setbacks, had a good career for many years…and I was around to take care of my mom in her final years.”
Coming from a large family, one of Catherine’s unsung contributions in life was not just being a wonderful aunt, but after the passing of other family members, a surrogate mother and grandmother to many. Her family is very thankful she was given so many years. She will be sorely missed by those that loved her.
There will be a celebration of life service held at a later date.
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