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Catherine June Hackathorn Becher

Catherine June Hackathorn Becher, age 85, of Carroll Golden Age Retreat in Carrollton and formerly of the Harlem Springs and Bergholz areas, died Nov. 20, 2013, in Canton.

Kate, to her friends, was married to the late Michael Joseph Becher. She was born June 14, 1928, in Bergholz, the daughter of the late Clarence and Sylvia Jolley Hackathorn.

She was an avid collector of Depression glass and enjoyed sewing quilts and reading western novels.

She is survived by six children, Cathy (Bob) Wade of Atwater, Helen Brammer of Carrolton, Susie (Tom) Minor of East Sparta, Steve (Jody) Becher of Dellroy, Jean (Jim) Proudfoot of Harlem Springs, and Mary Ellen (Bryan) Becknell of Carrollton; brothers, Dennis Hackathorn of Amsterdam, David (Butch) Hackathorn of Bergholz, Donald Hackathorn of Bryan, TX, and Leslie Hackathorn of Pasadena, TX; a sister, Joan Isherwood of Amsterdam; 21 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, David Wendell and Michael Dennis Becher; three brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services will be Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. in Blackburn Funeral Home, corner of Second and Monroe streets in Bergholz with Pastor David Miller officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12-2 p.m. Burial will follow in Bergholz Cemetery. Dinner will be held after the service in the Bergholz Fire Hall.