Cathy Marcum

First post: Feb 21, 2018
Catherine (Cathy) Dawson Marcum

Cathy passed to her heavenly father on February 21, 2018.  She grew up in New Haven, KY where she attended St. Catherine School and was a 1975 graduate of the University of Kentucky as a medical technologist.   Upon graduation she worked at UK medical Center in Cytogenetic Research and in Blood bank at Suburban Hospital and UK   She continued her career as a sales representative with Becton Dickinson in Laboratory Equipment. After quitting work to begin a family she became a founding partner of Exterior Supply Company, Elizabethtown, KY with her husband Paul.

Cathy loved to travel and had backpacked through Europe in the 1980’s.  She visited many countries in Europe and Asia.  She loved rock hounding, was a Master Gardener and a blue ribbon cook and baker.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years Paul Marcum, her children Ana and Jared and her granddaughter Emma, whom she dearly loved. 

Cathy was predeceased by her parents Rocco and Catherine Dawson and her daughter Sara Marcum.  She is survived by her siblings Shannon Whelan, Elaine Flynn(Jesse) and Rick Dawson (Fran) and many nieces, nephews and friends who have cared for her in her long battle with breast cancer.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Life House of Louisville, 2710 Riedling Drive, Louisville, Ky. 40216 or to St. Catherine Academy, 413 1st. Street, New Haven, KY. 40051.

NO FLOWERS, please.

Visitation will be on Saturday February 24, 2018 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Church, New Haven, Ky.  Funeral Mass will follow immediately at 11:00 a.m. on that day with burial at St. Catherine Cemetery.  Rust Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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