Catherine Estelle Warren passed away peacefully in her home on Feb. 15th, 2023 in Overbrook, KS at the age of 86. She was born Sept 11th of 1936, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Nelle Jacobsen Saunders and Harold Keith Saunders.
Catherine is survived by her children, Peggy Warren, Overbook, KS, Brenda Cordts, Lenexa, KS, Kelly Coleman (Bret), Lecompton, KS, as well as grandchildren, Bridgett Reed (Nate), Marissa Mauszycki (Nick), Cameron Coleman (Montana), Cory Coleman, and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Warren, Overbrook, KS, daughter Cynthia Harris, Russel, KS, brother Charles Saunders, Leavenworth, KS, and parents Nelle and Harold Saunders of Lawrence, KS.
Catherine completed one year at Emporia State University. Catherine soon after met and married, Gerald Warren in 1956 while working at an insurance company. She then started her career at Hallmark Cards Incorporated. Over six years, she gave birth to four children (all girls) and took time off from Hallmark to raise them and provide them with love and guidance in becoming the amazing ladies they are today. After the birth of her last child, she returned to Hallmark and retired with 33 years in 1998.
Catherine was a kind, generous, loving, and crafty individual who loved sharing with her daughters and many more the art of embroidery, quilting, counted cross-stitch, and her love of flowers and gardening. She was also a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, the Betty Washington Chapter.
The visitation is scheduled for Saturday Feb. 18th, at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, KS. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Catherine’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Treasurer General, NSDAR, 1776 D Street NW, Washington DC, 2006. Or if you prefer to make your contribution with credit card you may call 800.449.1776
Messages & Condolences
Sorry to hear about Catherine. I worked with her at Hallmark. She talked fondly of her girls and grandchildren. I am still enjoying the flowering bush that she gave me.
The Betty Washington Chapter, NSDAR sends its sincere condolences for your loss. Catherine was a treasured member.
To each one of you in Catherine’s family. I am sorry to hear of her passing. I worked with Catherine at Hallmark. I even had the opportunity to see her many beautiful iris. She was a nice lady. I pray that God will give you His peace and strength as He heals your hearts.
Peggy, sorry for the loss of your mom. Sending healing thoughts to you and your sisters.
Kelly, my heart goes out to you all. Catherine was a very kind lady. She had a good sense of humor, too!
Brenda, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Take care!
Sorry for your loss. Catherine was a very nice lady.
I worked with Catherine for many years at Hallmarks. Such a kind lady . I always enjoyed hearing about her flowers. I am sorry for the loss of your mom.
So sorry for.your loss. I worked with Catherine for quite awhile at Hallmarks. She was such a kind and helpful lady to work with in Quality. Our sympathy to you girls.
Catherine was a loving person and so talented in whatever she was working on. She was also a good friend. She knew the names of the Iris’s in her flower garden. She would do embroidery,
and would give what she was making to people that she knew would like them
So sorry for the lose of your Mother. She will be missed.
Kelly and family, Sorry for your loss. your mom was a nice lady.