Fay Alice Catlin, 85, of Oxford, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7 at Oxford Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6 at Oxford Funeral Service. Memorials can be made to the Fay Catlin Memorial for children in need. Contributions can be left in the care of the funeral home.
Fay was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Wells, to parents James “Art” and Gladys Vivian (Payne) Yonally. Fay graduated from Miltonvale High School in 1954. Shortly afterward, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Harry Catlin, on July 25, 1954 at Miltonvale Christian Church. Fay loved being a homemaker and raising her family, going to ball games and any of her kids’, grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ events. When her children were older she worked at Friendship Meals in Oxford, a job and people she really enjoyed. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, playing cards and playing softball. “Grandma Fay,” as she was known to many, always had an open door and a snack ready for anyone. Family was the most important thing to Fay, and she showed that with how she lived.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; parents; and infant sister, Myrtle Ilene Yonally.
Fay is survived by her children, Jeanice Lowry (Tommy), Janice Slack (Michael), James “Jim” Catlin (Hilary), and Jason Catlin (Tisha); grandchildren, Devin Catlin, Matt Lowry, Tim Catlin, Adam Catlin, Matthew Tincher (Elizabeth), Colten Tincher, Abbey Elliott (Doug), Darci Reyes (Jason), Aniesa Slack (A.J. Strickland), Kayla Slack, and Fayth Catlin; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Lois Larson; brother-in-law, Dean Catlin (Diana); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.