Catherine “Cathy” M. Shettleton, 91, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY — Catherine “Cathy” May Shettleton, 91, of the Old State Road died peacefully on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

She was born on May 21, 1931, at home on the farm in Croghan to the late Clinton & Coletta (Plopper) Meister. She attended a one-room schoolhouse as a child and later attended school in Beaver Falls.

Cathy married Keith Shettleton on Nov. 25, 1961, at the United Methodist Church in Carthage, NY.  Mr. Shettleton died on November 15, 1999.

Mrs. Shettleton worked for the Climax Manufacturing Company for 12 years, she then was primarily a homemaker while raising her daughter, Deborah, and did several house cleaning and odd jobs.  She was most known for being the caretaker of the Riverbank Sunnyside Cemetery in Naumburg for 20 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Shettleton, Carthage; two grandchildren, Randy Shettleton, Evans Mills, NY; Ricky and his wife Kari Shettleton, Pillar Point, NY; and one great-granddaughter, Luella Shettleton.

Cathy enjoyed her camp on Pleasant Lake, camping with her family, gardening, and keeping her home.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Keith, and several siblings, David Meister, Dorothy Hoppel, and Bernice Astafan.

Donations in her memory can be made to Jefferson County Hospice, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Reverend Canon Samuel P. Lundy, officiating. Burial will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 11:00 am in the Riverbank Sunnyside Cemetery in Naumburg, NY.

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