Catherine Marie Gatton Ferrell, 76 previous of 503 Cedar Street residing at Hillcrest Health Care Center, passed away Monday, July 12th, 2004 at Owensboro Medical Health Systems. Catherine was born in Owensboro and was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. She had retired from Hillcrest Health Care Systems, but far from retired from life. She was a very out going person who never met a stranger; often striking up conversations in check out lines. She was an avid puzzle worker, often completing several books a week. She loved animals, pizza and chocalte. Catherine was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Pearl Brandt Markowicz, her daughter, Gina Thompson, her sisters Bernadine Trodglen, Lois Head, and Margaret Kimbley, and a great granddaughter Bailey Thompson. She is survived by her son, Bobby Ferrell and his wife, Tonya of Owensboro, son-in-law; Phillip Thompson of Owensboro, grandson, Andy Thompson and his wife Amy, grandson David Ferrell, granddaughter Katie Thompson and her fiance Vic Stallings, grandson Brandon Ferrell, granddaughter Rebecca Ferrell, and Tonya's children Joshua McDonald and Sarah McDonald that will forever be grandson and granddaughter in her heart. She was blessed with great grandchildren; Dylan Thompson, Zachary Stallings, Trinity Ferrell and Brianna Ferrell. She was survived also by several nieces and nephews. Services are at 2:00pm. Thursday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home Chapel, visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Thursday, burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Stanley, Ky. Reverend Ralph Patterson will be officiating.

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