Catherine B. Parkins of New Manchester, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, following a brief illness. She was 90.
A daughter of the late Frederick and Mabel Blome, she was born June 28, 1918, in Middletown.
Catherine grew up in Middletown and graduated in 1936 from Middletown High School.
Her husband, Stanley M. Parkins, preceded her in death along with two brothers, Curtis and Charles Blome and one sister, Evelyn Brown.
Survivors include three sons, Bruce M. Parkins and his wife Carol of Augusta, Ga.; J. Curtis Parkins of New Manchester, W.Va., and Gerald D. Parkins and his wife Kelly of Williamstown, W.Va.; one daughter, Sandra H. Parkins of Chester, W.Va.; and two sisters, Louise Lawrence and her husband George of Middletown and Bernice Ewing of Surprise, Ariz.
In addition, she is survived by four grandchildren, Meredith, Joshua and his wife Heather, Whitney and Montgomery.
Services were held Oct. 11 in Chester, W.Va., with burial at Fort Steuben Burial Estates in Wintersville, Ohio.