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Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
Wednesday June 12th, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Wednesday June 12th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Cathy Louise Wolverton

Cathy Louise (Ritz) Wolverton age 61, of Ravenna was surrounded by her family when she went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday June 9th 2019. After a 4 year courageous battle with cancer. Cathy was born September 8 1957 in Muskegon MI to Fredrick Micheal Ritz and Mary Louise Ritz, and grew up in Conklin MI, and Graduated Sparta High In 1975. Cathy married Dale Wolverton September 27 1975, and has two Children Shelly & Leon. Cathy devoted her life to her family and enjoyed spending her time with her four grandchildren. She was passionate about life and lighted a room with her smile and deep laughter. She was retired from West Michigan Internal Medicine where she dedicated her joy to the patients & staff. In Cathy’s free time she enjoyed spending time with her family and doing crafting. She loved Spending her Sunday evenings with her Sister in-law Sharon playing marble games. She leaves behind her husband Dale, Daughter Shelly (Satchit), Son Leon and her four grandchildren Jylian (9), Kayleigh (8), Nathan (6), Ayan (3). Amongst her brother Tom (Kathy), sister in-laws, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, Brothers Mike & John Ritz. Cathy will be deeply missed and remembered for her love on life, deep laughter and genuine kindness to others. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00am at the First Reformed Church in Ravenna with Pastor’s Steve VanderWoude and Don VanSlyke officiating. Burial will be in Moorland Township Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. Also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to: Johnson Cancer Center or Mary Free Bed. Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

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Scott VanEns Jun 13 2019 8:46 AM

I am so sorry Dale and family. Prayers to all of you. She was a very happy and out going person. Loved that Woman

Christine Kay Ferguson Jun 11 2019 7:37 PM

Sorry for your loss. Many prayers going out to your family. My God Bless yall

Connie Bonter Stuker Jun 11 2019 10:12 AM

I don't know how to put into words my feelings.I have always thought me and Cathy would grow old together. she has been my best friend for life and the best sister-in law ever really we acted more like sisters. I will always love you forever and will always cherish our good times together. Love you Dale and Shelly, and Leon, Jylian, Kayleigh, Nathan and little Ayan.

Sharon Badeaux Jun 10 2019 10:39 PM

Her peanut butter balls were the best. My heart aches for you all.

chris wolverton middlecamp Jun 10 2019 7:37 PM

Aunt Cathy was a truly remarkable person! I would always tease Timmy that she was MY aunt, not his. I'll cherish all the memories we made together...Florida vacation, girls trips & weekends, her coming to visit at the campground, annual peanut butter ball making, Christmases, playing games...I could go on & on! Truth is, Aunt Cathy was always there for us! I've never met someone who could light up a building with her laughter the way that she did! I was once at the doctor with my Mom, where Aunt Cathy worked, and could hear her laughing all the way in the backroom. The nurse just looked at us & we all started laughing! Her laugh was contagious for sure! What I will miss the most though, is her strong embrace! When she hugged me, I could always feel how deeply she loved & cared! I miss her already! Uncle Dale, Shelly, Leo, my continued thoughts & prayers are with you all! Loads of love & big hugs! ~Sondra

Sondra Badeaux Jun 10 2019 2:42 PM