Catherine Ilene Hendrickson, 84, of Granite City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on Nov. 4, 1929, in Granite City, a daughter to the late Lemuel and Stella Ann (Dickey) Metcalf.
Catherine was a longtime sales representative for Avon and a member of Central Christian Church in Granite City. She will be remembered for her kind heart and the many special times she shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by and will be missed by her daughter, Sandra Kay Highsmith of Granite City; her grandchildren, Darin and (Laura) Hendrickson, Ryan and (Chrystal) Mueller, Cary and (Kelly) Hendrickson, Billy Hendrickson; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Lee Hendrickson, whom she married on April 17, 1948; her son, Terry Hendrickson; and nine brothers and sisters.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. In celebration of her life, services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Derrell Brame officiating. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery on Maryville Road in Granite City. Memorials are suggested to Central Christian Church, Alzheimer’s Association or Gateway Hospice.