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Shirley Mae Cathcart

Cedar Rapids

Shirley Mae Cathcart, 92, of Cedar Rapids, passed away July 21, 2018, at West Ridge Nursing Home. The family will hold a private graveside service at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Shirley was born in Cedar Rapids on May 30, 1926, the daughter of Esther and Edwin Frish. She attended elementary school at Rosedale School on Mount Vernon Road SE (now occupied by A Touch of Class) and graduated from McKinley High School in 1944. She lived her entire life on the southeast side of Cedar Rapids.
She was employed by Terry-Durin Co. as an accountant before marrying Earl Cathcart. She met Earl when both were in a mutual friend's wedding party and they married several years later. Through the years she assisted her husband in his different occupations and maintained his office while he was a manufacturing agent.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She did water aerobics two to three times a week for more than 20 years at the old YWCA and Bender pool.
Through the years she enjoyed tending her herb and flower gardens, playing bridge with a neighborhood group, collecting antiques and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann Elizabeth Cathcart.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2015; her parents; and her brother, Dr. Dean Frish.
Memorials may be directed to the family in Shirley's memory.
Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.