Catherine J. ‘Katie’ Stout | Obituaries

January 29, 1932 – September 16, 2022

WASHINGTON – Catherine J. “Katie” Stout, 90 years old, of Washington, died at 11:20 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Washington Senior Living, Washington, IL.

She was born Catherine June Findley on January 29, 1932 in Charleston, Illinois, to George E. Findley and Bonnie Vera (Sims) Findley. She married James Wesley Stout on September 17, 1950 in Tuscola, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 10, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law, Charlene Stout.

Catherine is survived by two sons: James A. (Lisa) Stout of Goodfield, Illinois and Rex Stout of Washington, IL. She is also survived by four grandchildren: James C. (Carmela) Stout of Park Ridge, Illinois; Candice “Nicki” (Shaun) Kroeger of Chicago, Illinois; Thomas Stout of Peoria, Illinois; and William B. Stout of Beaumont, Texas. In addition, five great-granddaughters survive: Alexandra, Evelyn, Isabella, Lillian, and Nevaeh.

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Catherine graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, Illinois in 1949. She attended Eastern Illinois University. She worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company in East Peoria, Mossville and Mapleton and retired in 1992. She had numerous hobbies including dancing, reading and learning about health and nutrition. She also loved to bake cakes for all occasions including birthdays and weddings. Her greatest joy was visiting her family and she was so proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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“Katie” was a true animal lover. Catherine has had numerous cats and dogs over the years. She and her cats, Buddy and Gabby, survived the 2013 Washington tornado. In her final years, Gabby proved to be her loving companion. Catherine last attended St. Mark’s Church in Washington, Illinois.

Catherine’s family would like to thank Transitions Hospice Care for providing attentive and gentle care to Kate in her final days.

The visitation will take place on Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington, IL. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 23 at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Pastor John Chaney will preside. Burial will take place at Glendale Cemetery in Washington.

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Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or ASPCA (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Catherine’s memorial website is available at where condolences can also be sent to her family.

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