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Meri Ann Catt

March 28, 1979 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 42)


Meri Ann Catt, 42, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton, Indiana.


She was born March 28, 1979, the twin daughter of Terry and Lori (Selby) Catt at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  Meri graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1997. 


Meri worked as a manager for McDonald’s for several years.  She also worked as deli manager for Houchins’ IGA for five years.  Meri enjoyed bow hunting and spent many Sundays at the Wabash Bow Hunters Club.  She liked to go to Tri State Speedway, swimming at Mesa Lake, movie nights with her family and cooking.  Meri did not know a stranger.  She was a giving person, loved unloveable people and thought she could “fix” everyone.  She especially cherished her dog Ruger and her granddogs.


Left to cherish Meri’s memory are her children, Kylie (Tyler) Moore of Jacksonville, North Carolina and Jaxson Witsman of Allendale, Illinois; parents, Terry and Lori Catt of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; twin sister, Megan (Steve) Patberg of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; nieces and nephews, Stone, Satchel and Selby Patberg; grandmother, Margaret Garrett; aunts and uncles, Pam and Wayne Henegar of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, David and Kathe Selby of Olney, Illinois, and Lisa and Rick Gwinn of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; a special friend Tim Deal; and several paternal aunts and uncles.


Meri is preceded in death by many beloved grandparents.


A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 6, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at Community Church of God, 1532 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.


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