Catherine Wise Obituary

Catherine "Cathy" Wise

February 8, 1955 - July 5, 2017
Born in Granite City, Illinois
Resided in Granite City, IL
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Catherine A. “Cathy” Wise, 62, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 1:33 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

She was born February 8, 1955 in Granite City, a daughter of the late Utah Carl and Georgia (Thomason) Downs.

She married David Wise on September 26, 1975 in Edwardsville and he survives.

She has worked for the Granite City School District with over 30 years of dedicated service as a teacher’s aide at the Frohart and Wilson Schools.

She had a special love for children and enjoyed her days of babysitting and shopping. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband, she is survived by three children, Betty Downs of Granite City, David J. (Erin P.) Wise of Holdrege, Nebraska and Jennifer Wintermeyer of Granite City; six grandchildren, Jordan Wise, Dillon Wise, Hayden Wise, Xander Wise, Ethan Wintermeyer and Cole Wintermeyer; a brother, Carl (Phyllis) Downs of Kimball, Tennessee; a sister, Minnie (David) McCosky of Granite City; a sister-in-law, Doris Downs of Granite City; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Downs; mother-in-law, Dolly Wise and a niece, Tammy Downs Long.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Mike Allen officiating.

Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Sunday, July 9, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Monday, July 10, 2017
11:00 AM


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