Catherine J. Peacock of Centreville passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Cathy was born in Kalamazoo, MI on March 15, 1932 to Charles and Josephine (Deurloo) Barton. Cathy graduated from Otsego High School with the class of 1950. On June 20, 1952 she was married to Donald Peacock at the Otsego United Methodist Church. She and Don continued to live in Otsego until 1965 when work moved them to Centreville, MI. Cathy loved the arts and was a skilled spinner and knitter and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Cathy had worked at the abstract office in St. Joseph County and had also been an advocate for the probate court. She had volunteered for the St. Joseph County Election Board, the St. Joseph County Fair and for Red Cross blood drives for many years. Catherine had also served as the Village President for Centreville for several years. She enjoyed birds and the wildlife around Pine Lake where she spent many summers. The most important things in her life were her friends and her family members.
Catherine is survived by her children, Ray (Ruth Ann) Peacock of WI, Sue (Ted) Jusczcak of Sturgis, Molly (Tony) Ettwein of Portage and Bill (Yolanda) of TX; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Charles (Naomi Barton of Otsego and Jo Ann VanderBorgh of Plainwell. Cathy was preceded in death by her husband Don in 2001; grandson Benjamin and by her parents.
Friends may visit with Catherine’s family on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the memorial service at 2:00 P.M. at the Otsego United Methodist Church, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at Mt. Home Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Catherine may be made to Christian Neighbors, 282, 12th St, Plainwell, MI 49080 or to the Nottawa Township Library, P.O. Box 398, Centreville, MI 49032. Catherine’s family would like to thank the staff of Clair Bridge in Portage for the exceptional care that they gave.
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