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Catherine R. Taylor Owens

Passed 05/26/2020

Obituary for Catherine R. Taylor Owens

A homegoing celebration in honor of Ms. Catherine Taylor Owens will be held Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 11am at Second Baptist Church in Sharpsville, Pa. Ms. Owens of Hermitage PA departed this life for her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 after a brief illness. Catherine, affectionately known as "Pungjy" was born November 8, 1934 in Huntington, WVA. She was the first born child to Elbert and Alice Woods.

Catherine worked as a beautician, owner of a child care facility and retired from General Motors after 40 years of service. She was an avid bowler with several leagues that travelled around the world. She loved spending time with her special nieces and nephews. She enjoyed family gatherings and loved to cook. She was known for her special cornbread, Texas sheetcake, and especially her sweet potato pies.

Catherine was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church, Sharpsville, PA. During her stewardship she served as a member of the choir, a church mother, Deaconess, and a Trustee.

She is survived by daughter, Kathi, and a step-daughter, Katrina. She is also survived by sisters Betty, Shirley, Amy, Lelia, Helen, Rosalee, Thelma and Mary Jane; brothers Bernard, Eddie Roy, Clifton, Charles, and brother-in-law, Rev James McKeithan.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Kathi Mitchell, step daughter Katrina, sisters Betty, Shirley, Amy, Lelia, Helen, Rosa Lee, Thelma, and Mary Jean; brothers Bernard, Eddie Roy, Clifton, Charles, and brother-in-law Rev. James McKeithan; great-grandchildren Hannah, Kaylan, Tayshia, Taryn, Mikaela, Josh, Jordan, Anthony, Kevin, Jr., and Nikko; godson Joseph McNeal, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Alice & Elbert Woods, husbands Kenneth Taylor and Arthur Lee Owens; sisters, Maxine, Octavia, Grace, Trudy, and Alma; brothers Elbert Jr., Tom; and grandson, Kevin;. She leaves a legacy of love and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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