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Catherine Oliver

September 22, 1936 — October 30, 2011

Funeral services for Catherine "Cathy Oliver, 75, of Jackson Mich., formerly of Murray, Ky., will be held Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with the Rev. James Harris, Paul Bogard, and the Rev. Carl Butler officiating. Entombment will follow in the Murray Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Oliver died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at her home.

Born Sep. 22, 1936, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Otto and Margaret Waldecker, she was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Christian Church, of Murray.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Oliver; one son, Otto Smith; two sisters, Tilly Francis and Jean Miller; and four brothers, Ernie Waldecker, Edward Waldecker, Larry Waldecker and Russell Waldecker.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Richardson and husband, Mark, of Jackson, Mich.; three sons, David Noah and wife, Rosetta, of Wichita, Kan., James Smith, Jr. and wife, Wilda, of St. Roberts, Mo., and Russell Smith and wife, Kim, of Sandwich, Ill.; three sisters, Dee Tyson, of Addison, Mich., Gerry Riley, of Kalkaska, Mich., and Joan Parlier, of Elk Park, N.C.; one brother, Richard Waldecker of Big Bear Mich.; eight grandchildren, James Smith, Jonathan Smith, both of Springfield, Mo., Maleaha Smith, of Jackson, Mich., Donna Palichat, of Oclair, Wis., Nicole Wood, Brandi Cook, both of Jackson, Mich., Alise Hewitt, of Fort Drum, N.Y., Bryan Cathey, of Battle Creek, Mich.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the Trinity Christian Church, 601 N. 18th St., Murray, KY 42071.

Online condolences can be left at The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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