Gene W. Catton

Peoria Journal Star, Wednesday, January 22, 1997
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw 


Toulon - Gene W. Catton, 72, of 805 W. Clinton died at 5:07 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at Kewanee Hospital. Born Jan. 31, 1924, in West Jersey to John and Anna Mae Peve Catton, he married Alice Reining on Nov. 16, 1944, in Wyoming. She died March 27, 1973. He married Willidean Medearis Reining on June 25, 1977, in Wyoming. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sherry Catton Turner of Tucson, Ariz.; one stepdaughter, Karmella Reining of Toulon; four sisters, Lois Chamberlain and Eveline Lind, both of Toulon; Lelah Leadley of Owatonna, Minn., and Alice Sturm of Belvidere; one brother, Vincent of Toulon; and four grandsons. One son and five brothers preceded him in death.

A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Toulon American Legion. He was a farmer in the Toulon area for many years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home in Toulon, where visitation will be one hour earlier. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or any charity.


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