Catherine Gehring

Catherine GehringCatherine G. Gehring, 86, of Astoria died at 5:07 a.m. April 20, 2009, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born March 20, 1923, in Brimfield, the daughter of Everett H. and Abbie Edna Porter Foster. She married Albert V. Gehring on Feb. 21, 1943, in Peoria. He died Oct. 15, 2007.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Gehring and Frank Gehring; and one brother, Wilfred Foster.

Surviving are three daughters, Jo Anna Morgan of Canton, Cindy Gehring of Macomb and Ginger (and Mitch) Shawgo of Astoria; one half sister, Alice Halsted of Farmington; one son, Bill (and Sue) Gehring of Topeka; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and worked in housekeeping at Astoria Care Center.

She was a member of The Love Center Church in Browning.

Services were held Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Nedra Bollinger officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Rescue Squad and/or McDonough District Hospital.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/22/2009 and 4/29/2009 (revised)