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Lorene Mary (Ickes) Cathers

November 22, 1926 — July 21, 2020

Lewisville, Texas

Mrs. Lorene Mary (Ickes) Cathers, age 93, of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Manns Choice, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Cedar Crest Senior Living in Lewisville.

Mrs. Cathers was born in Bedford County on November 22, 1926, the daughter of the late John Clarence and Laura (Claycomb) Ickes.

She was a member of Christ Victory Church at New Buena Vista and was retired from VeederRoot of Altoona.

Lorene enjoyed spending time with her family, knitting, baking, and attending her grandchildren’s activities.

Lorene was the wife of Calvin R. Cathers, whom she married on May 19, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2009.

She is survived by her four children, Judith (Dale) Evans of Clifton Park, NY; Kerry (Karen) Cathers, with whom she resided for three years, of Lewisville, TX; Marlin (Lorraine) Cathers of Collegeville, PA; and Beverly (Douglas) Saylor of New Wilmington, PA.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Corle and Shirley Fisher, and one brother, Elvin Ickes.

A private funeral service for the immediate family will be held at Mount Zion Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, with Pastor Tim Mock officiating.

Interment at Pavia Cemetery will follow.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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Arrangements entrusted to Mickle-Geisel Funeral Home, Schellsburg.

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