Catherine L. Townsend

Jan 15 1950
Mar 7 2021
71 Years
Cochranville, Pennsylvania

Catherine L. Townsend, 71, of Cochranville, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the Suburban Community Hospital in Norristown, PA. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. Townsend and Elizabeth "Betty" Morris Townsend.

Catherine was an area resident all her life. She was employed by Handi Crafters in Thorndale and, years ago, she was employed by the Losifo Mushroom Corp. of Toughkenamon, PA. 

Catherine was a member of the Cochranville United Methodist Church, the Cochranville Fire Company Auxiliary and the Golden Agers. 

She is survived by two sisters; Betty Sheller of Gum Tree, and JoAnn McElhany and husband Steven of Cochranville, 10 nieces and nephews, 30 great nieces and nephews and 12 great great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother-in-law Raymond Sheller. 

Funeral services and burial will be private at the family's convenience. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at


To Kitty's family, I send my deepest condolensces on the passing of Kitty.  I attened church with Kitty for a number of years and am saddened at her loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. 

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My heartfelt sympathy to Kitty's family. So glad she is enjoying the wonder of heaven and has no more suffering. I enjoyed talking with Kitty. She was a special friend. God bless all of you.

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Kitty Lou, Always a special place in our hearts.

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Sending my love to your family. You were a special soul and always had your way of making me laugh. Glad I was blessed to know you. You were one of a kind.

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To the Townsend family 

I always said Sis never knew Kitty or any other name. Always a sweet smile and laugh. So kind and helpful. So sorry for your loss. God bless love the Gorman's and Passick's of Jebb Rd


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