Cathy Ann (Heyde) Wilkinson
Clarksdale, Missouri…..Cathy A. Wilkinson, of Clarksdale, passed from this life, surrounded by her family and friends, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on April 13, 1955, in Stanberry, Mo., to Robert Alfred, and Ivalou (Summers) Heyde. Cathy was the third of six children.
On November 27, 1976, she married Jerry Dee Wilkinson, of Stanberry. To this union, one daughter, Natalie Ellen(Michael) Spiking, was born.
They were also parents to Jennifer Lynn (Waller) Montoya.
Cathy loved teaching K-12 instrumental and vocal music in Maysville, and K-6 vocal music at Mark Twain Elementary, in St. Joseph.
Cathy had a Masters Degree in Education, and was beloved by her students, young and old.
She was very involved in her community, playing for Sunday services at Island City Christian Church, and Clarksdale Christian Church.
She especially loved to sing and play the piano in church.
Most of all, She loved watching her children and grandchildren grow and achieve, so many things that made her proud.
Cathy was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, her parents, Robert Alfred and Ivalou Heyde, her grandparents, Oakal Thomas and Myrtle Ellen (Cogdill) Summers, t wo aunts, and their husbands, Doris (Dale) West, and Dorthy (Ralph) Koch, niece, Christina Cameron, cousins, William (Bill) Koch, and Dwight West, and son in law, LeRoy Montoya.
Survivors include, her daughters, Natalie (Michael) Spiking, and Jennifer (Waller) Montoya.
Four granddaughters, Emma, Hannah, Claira, and Olivia Spiking, one grandson, Manuel Montoya, her sweetheart, Ted Wharton, of Stanberry, five siblings, Tom (Fern) Heyde, Stanberry, Mary Lou Cameron, St. Joseph, Karen (Kurt) Heyde-Lipanovich, St. Joseph, Debbie (Craig) Elder, St. Joseph, and Kevin (Tia) Heyde, Island City.
Additional survivors include Uncle David (Vikki) Heyde, Sandwich, IL, Aunt Suzanne Schlapp, Oswego, IL., and a multitude of nieces, nephews, dear friends, students , and colleagues.
In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to: The Cathy Wilkinson Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund, in care of the Turner Family Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Turner Family Funeral Home, of Maysville, Mo.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Clarksdale Christian Church, Clarksdale, Mo. Rev. Joel Mitchell, Pastor of Oak Christian Church, and Rev. Bill Bracken, Pastor of Island City Christian Church, officiating.
Christian burial will follow at Oak Cemetery, Oak, MO.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, Maysville,Mo. where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com