Catherine Bernice Veatch
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Catherine Bernice Veatch
  • January 1, 1930 - January 12, 2018
  • East Peoria, Illinois

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Catherine Bernice Veatch 88, of Peoria, passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at Riverview in East Peoria.


Catherine was born to Homer Bernard and Ruth Emma (Sparrow) Dorsey in Delavan IL on January 1, 1930.


She went on to marry the love of her life Paul Gilmore Veatch on June 23, 1956 in Delavan IL. The two were avid dancers and loved to square, round, and ballroom dance in their free time. In her later years she joined the line dancing ladies at Riverview and would entertain for the other residents she also enjoyed playing trivia.


Catherine was the President of Veatch's Peoria Office Machines as well as the Owner of Cathy's Square Dance Fashions in Peoria.


She is survived by her three children; Dennis (Lois) Veatch, Diane (Eric) Moughler, and Dave (LuAnn) Veatch. Five grandchildren; Tom (Karla), Dan (Sarah), Ryan, Emily Veatch, and Josh Moughler. Four great grandchildren; Aubrey, Thomas, Aiden, and Elly.


Catherine was devoted to Mary and saying the rosary.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and six brothers and sisters.


A visitation will be held on Monday January 15, 2018 at St Monica's in East Peoria from 5:00-7:00pm.


A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at St Monica's starting at 11:00 am.


A graveside service will follow at St Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Peoria.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Monica's