Kathelyn G. Eckert, 78 of Princeton, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Gibson General Hospital-Skilled Nursing Facility in Princeton.
She was born Feb. 28, 1936 in Evansville to Edward and Anna Otte.
She was a graduate of Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville-class of 1954. She worked at Citizens National Bank before marriage in bookkeeping and was St. Joseph School cafeteria manager for 23 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton and served on the bereavement dinner crew.
She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Lourdes Circle 157 in Princeton and a member of the Brute’ Society of the Diocese of Evansville; also was a member of the Laureate Alpha Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Her hobbies include card club with her friends and going to all of her meetings, traveling and camping with family, collecting Precious Moments and Christmas Village. She loved attending all sporting events of their grandchildren, including soccer, cheerleading, band and tennis.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert Eckert, to whom she was married at St. Joseph Parish in Evansville; two daughters, Debra (Chris) Shoultz and Karen (Brian) Stone; a son, Michael (Stephanie) Eckert; grandchildren, Samantha and Adam Eckert, Melissa and Ashley Shoultz, Megan and Abby Stone; a sister, Marianne (Gene) Ritter; a brother, Charlie (Jeri) Otte; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Becky) Eckert.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob, Gene and Jim Otte.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 401 South Race Street in Princeton, with Father Ronald Zgunda as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Princeton.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, where the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. and followed by a Beta Sigma Phi memorial service at 7:30 p.m.