Catherine Louise Paris
Catherine Louise Paris, 98, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Born Jan. 14, 1915, in Trafalgar, she was the daughter of Forrest and Opal Walker. She graduated from Hopewell High School near Franklin.
She married Harold R. Paris in Trafalgar on Sept. 22, 1934. They resided in Franklin until 1940, when they moved to Columbus and lived there 49 years.
Upon retirement, they moved to Florida until 1994, when they
returned to Indiana and moved into the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.
Catherine was a homemaker and office manager for Paris Radio and TV Services. She was a Stanley Home Products representative for several years.
She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Columbus Chapter, and served as worthy matron in 1955. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Harold; a son, Robert G. Paris; a grandson, Todd Paris; a great-grandson; a sister, Margaret Records; and a brother, Gerald Walker.
She is survived by a son, James K. (Sue) Paris; grandchildren, Robert Paris, James A. (Karen) Paris, Lisa (Doug) Chaplin, Leslie (Don) Brown, Keith Paris and Tami (Joe) Estep; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Myers-Reed Chapel, 3729 25th St., Columbus. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, 690 State St., Franklin, IN 46131; or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.myersreed.com.