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     Catherina Catherine "Katy" Baston, age 84, of Iantha, Missouri, passed away early Thursday morning, August 8, 2013 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.

     Katy was born May 30, 1929 at Rich Hill, Missouri to Elmer and Elma (Vogt) Perry.  She married Claude Baston and they made their home and raised their three children in Iantha.  Claude preceded her in death July 19, 2009.  She was also  preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bill Perry.

     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Rick & Charlotte Baston, Birch Tree, Missouri; two daughters, Susie Baston Marti, Iantha and Pat Baston, Springfield, Missouri; her sister-in-law, Claudia Perry, Springfield;  nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

     An avid gardener, Katy canned an abundance of produce and appreciated the beauty of her flower beds.  Her many neighbors and friends will remember the roses and crepe myrtles that flourished under her care.  She had a fondness for cats and pampered many throughout her life.  She was a wonderful and hospitable homemaker who was always ready and willing to help others at every opportunity.  Katy's heart belonged to her family and she was a devoted and loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. 

     A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Iantha Cemetery with Rev. Lee Shaver officiating.

     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Good Samaritan Shop in care of the funeral home.



#3 Springfield MoCathy Gibbs 2013-08-09 05:27
Aunt Alberta I will really miss you. I will alway remeber the times you saved me. The times I spent with you and Uncle Claude. I love you. Say hi to dad for me and tell Uncle Claude wheres my kiss.
#2 IanthaRhondaBergman Yates 2013-08-08 19:50
Prayers of comfort to the whole Baston family, so sorry to hear of Katy's passing. She was always out in her yard, tending to her flowers when I was leaving my parents house and I would always look over to see her happy smile and wave as I drove by. She was always there to lend a hand , if we needed it during my mothers poor health.
Katy will be missed here on earth, but I am sure Claudie and her are hand in hand now smiling down over their kids and grandchildren. Probably even bragging with my mother, of what great families they had raised next door to each other. God Bless you all, Rhonda
#1 Lamar, MoGood Samaritan 2013-08-08 07:48
Catherine will be missed so much by all the volunteers at Good Samaritan. She was one special lady and always took the time to encourage us and thank us for the work we were doing. She gave us all a warm feeling along with great hugs. We will miss her so much.

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