SPAHR, Catherine (Chandler)

Date of birth: 26 May 1910 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 11 Jul 2000 Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, July 13 2000

Catherine J. Spahr 
      Catherine J. Spahr, 90, died Tuesday, 
July 11, 2000, at Hoosier Christian Village 
in Brownstown. She was a resident of 
Seymour. 
      She was born May 26, 1910, in Edinburgh. 
Her parents were David and Margaret (Richardson) 
Chandler. She married August J. ŇGusÓ Spahr 
on Aug. 11, 1927. He preceded her in death 
Jan. 14, 1965. Survivors include two sons, 
Chester L. Spahr of Seymour and Francis "Gene" 
Spahr of Whiteland; one daughter, Gloria 
Patterson of Lafayette; two sisters, Dorothy 
Lain of Columbus and Doris Rice of Georgetown; 
12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn 
Ann Spahr; and five brothers, Jack, Merrill, Otto, 
Donald and Homer Chandler. 
      She retired as a sales clerk from G.C. 
Murphy Co. 
      She was a member of Trinity United Methodist 
Church in Seymour and Professional Business 
WomenŐs Organization. 
      The Rev. D.G. Morris will conduct a service at 
1:30 p.m. Friday at Voss Chapel in Seymour. Friends 
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until 
service time Friday at the funeral home. A graveside 
service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn 
Cemetery in Franklin. 
      Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier 
Christian Village or the AlzheimerŐs Foundation.

Source: Columbus Republic, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, July 13 2000

Retired G.C. Murphy clerk
Catherine J. Spahr
Seymour
      SEYMOUR -- Catherine J. Spahr, 90, of Seymour 
died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Hoosier 
Christian Village in Brownstown.  She had been 
in failing health several years.
      A member of Trinity United Methodist Church 
and Business and Professional Women, she was retired
 from G. C. Murphy where she was a sales clerk.
      Funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at 
Voss & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. D. G. 
Morris officiating.  Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. t
oday and from 1 p.m. until service time Friday.  
Graveside service and burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday 
at Greenlawn Cemetery at Franklin.
      Memorials may be made to Hoosier Christian 
Village or the Alzheimer's Association.
      Mrs. Spahr was born in Edinburgh May 26, 1910, 
the daughter of David and Margaret Richardson Chandler.  
She married August J. "Gus" Spahr Aug. 11, 1927, at 
Franklin.  He died Jan. 14, 1965.
      Surviving are children, Chester L. Spahr of Seymour, 
Francis "Gene" Spahr of Whiteland and Gloria Patterson 
of Lafayette; grandchildren, Anthony, Tracy D., Teresa L., 
Gregory and Tom Spahr, Susan Joyce Baker, Melissa Myers-
Jones, Donald W., Tim and Amanda Myers, Shannon 
Patterson-Laymon and Shane Patterson; sisters, Dorothy 
Lain of Columbus and Doris Rice of Georgetown; and 13 
great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Ann 
Spahr, and brothers, Jack, Merrill, Otto, Donald and 
Homer Chandler. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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