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Catherine 'Cathy' Elizabeth Shields June 27, 1941 - Nov. 28, 2018

Catherine “Cathy” Elizabeth Shields, 77, Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Marion, went home to be with her Lord on Nov. 28, 2018. She passed peacefully at home with her family after a brief illness.

Cathy was born on June 27, 1941, in Hartford City to George W. and Catherine E. (Jones) Sparks. She graduated from Hartford City High School in 1959. She married Tommy Lee Shields on May 19, 1962, who preceded her in death after 48 years of marriage. She is also preceded in death by her son, Timothy Jay Shields, in 1982.

Survived by daughter Kendra Jill (Shields) Barber, son-in-law David C. Barber and beloved granddaughter Kinsey Michelle Barber of Sarasota, Florida.

Cathy was employed as a secretary for many Marion businesses, factories and financial advisers over 40 years, retiring in 2003. She was an active member of Brookhaven Wesleyan Church, offering her service whenever needed. She was a caregiver for many wonderful children and seniors and a Meals on Wheels volunteer for over 10 years. She was a greeter for the Mississinewa Valley Band and a frequent visitor at Marion Senior Center.

Cathy loved shopping, looking her best, decorating, cruising and playing Euchre. She learned Mahjong after moving to Florida and was active in the Bay Tree Club social committee.

A memorial is planned for family and friends during “snowbird” season at Bay Tree Club. Private burial will occur at Hartford City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Brookhaven Wesleyan Church, 2960 E. 38th St., Marion, Indiana, 46953.