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Obituary: Catherine Welmer, Indianapolis

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Catherine P. "Cathy" Welmer, 80, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013.

She was born in McMinnville, Tenn., on April 19, 1933 to Walter C. and Lottie Eva Crouch Brown. Cathy had worked as a secretary for Chrysler Foundry, Manpower and most recently the Postal Workers Union from which she retired. She was a long time member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority and enjoyed knitting, cooking, traveling and especially her grandchildren who lovingly called her "G.G." Cathy and her husband Bob had taken 18 cruises together traveling all over the world.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jacqueline Welmer; brothers, Frank Lawson Brown, and Walter Clifton Brown; sisters, Sarah Lucille Caten, and Mary Elizabeth Holt, and is survived by her husband, Robert G. "Bob" Welmer; a son, W. Samuel Willard (Sandra); grandchildren, W. Samuel Willard II (Jennifer), and Robert Scott Willard (Bethany); great-grandchildren, Kaylee Willard, Samuel Willard, Andrew Willard, and Ethan Willard.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4 until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m. immediately followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Daniel F. O' Riley Funeral Home in Indianapolis. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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