Catherine Marie (Voytek) Shimshock, 87, of Flatwoods, formerly of Miller Farm, PA, died peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the home of her niece and nephew, Roseanne and Eugene Thomas, with whom she resided. Catherine was born on April 23, 1933 to the late Casper and Rosalia (Kasa) Voytek.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Shimshock in 2000; four brothers: Andrew, Joseph, Frank, and Albert Voytek; and one sister: Agnes Frost. She is survived by two sisters: Helen Pollick and Justine Hadenak; a brother: Steven Voytek and his wife Josephine; sisters-in-law: Erma Voytek, and Joan Voytek; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Catherine was a member of the former St. Procopius R.C. Church of New Salem, PA, until its closing and was currently a member of St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church of Footedale, PA. Catherine, known to all as "Aunt Katie," was a homemaker and a proud military wife, who loved her family and her faith. When she wasn't praying, Aunt Katie enjoyed watching Family Feud and The Hallmark Channel.
The family would like to thank her caretakers from Amedisys, especially Nicole Miller.
Friends will be received at The Dearth Funeral Home, 35 South Mill Street, New Salem, PA 15468 on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at which time a Prayer Service will be conducted. A Funeral Mass will follow at 1:00 PM in St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church - Footedale Site, 528 Footedale Road, New Salem, PA with Rev. Fr. William G. Berkey officiating. Interment will be held in LaFayette Memorial Park. Under PA Mandate and at the request of the family, masks are required, please maintain social distancing, and limit your visitation time to allow all family and friends to visit. The family thanks you for understanding.
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