The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania offers its heartfelt sympathy and assurance of prayers to His Eminence, Archbishop Mark on the repose of his mother Catherine early this morning, November 4th. May her Memory be Eternal and may He grant consolation and peace to her grieving family.
Visitation will be from 3:00pm to 8:00pm Monday November 7th and after 9:00am Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Liturgy will be 11:00am Tuesday November 8th, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in her memory to Floyd County Animal Rescue League, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church or the Alzheimers Association.
Online condolences may be made to: www.kraftfs.com
Below is an obituary for Mrs. Maymon written by His Eminence. Cards and expressions of sympathy may be sent to His Eminence at the Diocesan Center, 144 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472
Catherine Elizabeth Maymon
Catherine Elizabeth Maymon was born 12/26/1930 to Martin and Lizzie (Hilgert) Hoffman and raised on a farm in Southern Indiana where she faithfully attended the Roman Catholic Church. She was preceded in her passage to eternal life by her parents, her brother Owen Hoffman, sister Dorothy Parker and her husband of 59.5 years John L Maymon.
She is survived by her eight children Mona Lewen, Rhonda Eckert, John Michael Maymon, Joseph Martin Maymon, Archbishop Mark Maymon, Kim Renee Maymon, Patrick David Maymon and Shannon Marie Maymon. She had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to sew as well as cross stitch. She sewed clothing for her daughters, quilts for her children and grandchildren. Raising eight children she also canned green beans, tomatoes, Sauerkraut, pickles, corn, apple sauce, apple butter, apple jelly, strawberry jam and peaches.
Catherine and her husband John took the kids camping almost every weekend during the summers. Can you imagine all the packing of clothes and food every week and then washing for ten? Even while camping she made sure everyone went to church on Sunday morning. On the camping trips the family fished and water skied. In 1967 they took their seven children at the time to the World’s Fair in Montreal, and generally went to Florida for two weeks many summers. The Florida trips usually included deep sea fishing.
I never heard her gossip, complain or speak ill of anyone. She was a quiet, hard worker. After raising her children, she went to work for Cloth World, managed the store and made many of their model garments for display.
Gatherings for Thanksgiving and Christmas usually was near 50 adults and children. Though we do not grieve as those who do not believe, we will miss the sound of her voice, quiet presence, gentle touch and winning smile. May the Lord receive her into His loving embrace with the souls of the righteous, whence all sickness, all sighing and pain have fled away. May her memory be eternal!