Anita Louise Catt

Born: Thu., Jul. 28, 1932
Died: Sat., Sep. 10, 2016


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 13, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Sep. 14, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Anita Louise Catt, 84, Oblong, IL, passed away Saturday night September 10, 2016 at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, IL.

Anita was born in Crawford County, IL on July 28, 1932 and was the daughter of Chloris “Buster” Lorance and Oliaf “Pod” (Hill) Lorance.

Anita was a checker at the Oblong Index and then worked as a clerk at Harmon’s Drug Store for many years. She was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1950 and also served as Homecoming Queen; Anita was a member of the E.U.M. church in Oblong, IL. She enjoyed watching sports especially the “Fighting Illini” and was an avid fan of Elvis.  Anita enjoyed music and attending her grandchildren’s school events.

Anita is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Rick L. and Sue Catt, Oblong, IL; three grandchildren and their spouses Mandy and Ben Lewis, Oblong, IL, Lucas and Beth Catt, Mattoon, IL and Brandon and Sarah Catt, Carol Stream, IL; six great-grandchildren Daniel, Hannah, Rachel and Emily Catt; Isaac Lewis and Amelia Catt; three nieces and their families; many cousins, friends and a sister-in-law Norma Lorance, Robinson, IL.

Anita is preceded in death by her parents and one brother Larry Lorance.

A Celebration of Anita’s Life will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday September 14, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL with Bro Phil Boyd and Rev. Jim Williams presiding. It was Anita’s wish to be cremated after the gathering and celebration. A family interment of remains will be at a later date in the Oblong Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the
Oblong E.U. M. Church with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL.

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Howard Bell
   Posted Mon September 12, 2016
Anita was such a blessing! I'm so sorry for your loss. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry and Jan Jennings
   Posted Mon September 12, 2016
Rick, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a special lady and will be greatly missed. You are in our prayers at this difficult time. Love to you and your family. Larry and Jan Jennings

Bill Farley
   Posted Tue September 13, 2016
Dear Rick:

My deepest condolences on the passing of your incredible mother, Anita .. I remember her so vividly while we were growing up, cheering us boys on in whatever game we might be playing. Her effervescent smile was always on broad display - her light was always shining.

I truly never saw your mother have a bad day - never ever. What an incredible legacy she has left and its so comforting to know that her everlasting spirit has been left on the hearts of hundreds of friends and family members through her great journey ... We are praying for you in the days and weeks ahead as you reflect back on her rich and wonderful life ...

With deepest sympathy,

Bill and Kathi Farley
Norman, Oklahoma

Jody (Woods) Haynes
   Posted Tue September 13, 2016
Rick, Sue and family.

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom, Anita. She will be greatly missed by so many people that had the opportunity to meet her and be blessed by her. I will miss her greatly, she was a special lady.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.

Your Cousin,

Jennifer Hargrave
   Posted Tue September 13, 2016
Rick- Truly sorry for your loss. Prayers are you with you & your family.

Danny Woods
   Posted Wed September 14, 2016
Rick, Sue and Family:

My deepest condolence for the loss of your mother. Anita was a very special lady and will always live in the hearts of so many.

John&Susie Farley
   Posted Tue September 20, 2016
Rick, Sue & Family
Susie and I were sad to hear the news of Anita. Such a great person to have known all these years. She woke up every day to smile and laugh. We never saw her not having a good day. Always wondered how she did that, but she sure did. Take Care! John&Susie Farley Mahomet, Illinois


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