Cathleen Ann “Cathy” Curry Fenton

A celebration of life service for Cathleen Ann ‘Cathy’ Curry Fenton, 46, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Cremation will follow the service.

Ms. Fenton died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Apr. 13, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Thomas Joseph and Helen Bernice Castle Curry. She attended Queen of the Holy Rosary Elementary School, Milburn and Indian Hills Jr. High, and Shawnee Mission North High School.

Ms. Fenton was a hairdresser. She also worked for Packer Ware in Ankeny, Iowa, and for Packer Plastics, Amarr Garage Door Group, and API Foils in Lawrence. She enjoyed exploring the outdoors, shooting, wildlife, hiking, fishing, shooting pool, family gatherings, pets, and being the center of attention.

She married Julian ‘Jay’ Fenton in 1989. They later divorced. She met John Novak in 2001.

Survivors include her significant other, John Novak, of the home; a daughter, Olyvia Rose Fenton, of the home; stepchildren Autumn and Aaron; two sisters, Valerie Curry, Overland Park, and Connie Hogard, Lenexa; a brother, Thomas Curry Jr., Kansas City, Kan.; stepmother Mary Anne Curry, Chicago; three aunts, Mildred Tryon, Lawrence, and Sharon Curry and husband John, and Carol Johnson, both of Independence, Mo.; nephews Brian Cletcher and Jason Hogard; niece Rachele Hogard; and many cousins and innumerable friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends following the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cathy Fenton Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From John Novak...

Thank you all for the kind words. Olyvia is holding up much better than me. I miss her so much.Thanks again, John

From Melanie Merrell Harkey...

Oh Cathy… how I loved to gossip & laugh with her. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. My prayers are with the family & friends.

From sondra souders gillenwater...

was sorry to hear of cathy’s passing. my thoughts and prayers are with her family,and sisters.

From Tera Lane...

I was so sad to hear of Cathy’s passing. I also worked many years with her at API Foils. I always loved hearing her talk about her daughter Olyvia, as she was her pride and joy. I also enjoyed hearing about all the concerts she used to go to. I will never forget her long beautiful hair. My thoughts and prayers are with John and Olyvia and all her family and friends. Rest in peace my friend!

From Terrie Martin...

I met Cathy at work (API), such a GOOD person. Cathy you have touched the lifes of sooooo many. You will be missed…My prayers are with you all

From Nan McCowen Frink...

The world has lost someone very special. Cathy and I were inseperable in high school, but sadly lost contact through the years. Some of my best (and worst!) memories are with her. We learned right and wrong as we suffered through our teens together. But, we always knew that we were together in the background of life.
Cathy….I hope your have found peace, happiness, and the embrace of those who go before you.

From Johnny Lyons...

I was a friend and work-mate with Cathy for many years at API Foils and was very saddened to hear of her passing. She was a dear. My fondest memory of her is her eating sunflower seeds as she worked ( and leaving the shells beneath her chair)as a sparrow might. The wee thing she was, may she fly free.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all and regret I will not be able to attend the service, but my heart will be there to be sure.Yours Aye-Johnny Lyons

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