Catherine Louise Maher, 86, of Mt. Vernon, died 6:42 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Saturday, Feb. 5, 1927, in Dahlgren, the daughter of John N. and Pauline A. (Loehr) Aydt.
Catherine was a secretary for the Internal Revenue Service until retiring. She was a member of the National Treasury Employees Union, St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon and the Ladies Sodality of the Church.
She is survived by her son, John P. Maher and wife Michelle of Mt. Vernon; two grandsons, Zachary Andrew Maher and Jakob Cole Maher of Romeoville; granddaughter, Holly Nicole Maher of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Helen Heil and husband John of Romeoville and Paula Powers and husband Donald of Bonnie; brother, Robert Aydt of Bonnie; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leonard Aydt; and one grandson, Nicholas Cole Maher.
Funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon with Father John Iffert officiating. Interment will be at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery in Dahlgren.
Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the St. Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.