Cathleen Ann ‘Cathy’ Fenton

A celebration of life service for Cathleen Ann “Cathy” Curry Fenton, 46, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Cremation will follow the service.
Ms. Fenton died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 13, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Thomas Joseph and Helen Bernice Castle Curry. She attended Queen of the Holy Rosary Elementary School, Milburn and Indian Hills Junior High schools, and Shawnee Mission North High School.
Ms. Fenton was a hairdresser. She also worked for Packer Ware in Ankeny, Iowa, and for Packer Plastics, Amarr Garage Door Group, and API Foils in Lawrence. She enjoyed exploring the outdoors, shooting, wildlife, hiking, fishing, shooting pool, family gatherings, pets and being the center of attention.
She married Julian “Jay” Fenton in 1989; they later divorced. She met John Novak, her significant other, in 2001. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Olyvia Rose Fenton, of the home; stepchildren Autumn and Aaron; two sisters, Valerie Curry, Overland Park, and Connie Hogard, Lenexa; a brother, Thomas Curry Jr., Kansas City, Kan.; stepmother Mary Anne Curry, Chicago; three aunts, Mildred Tryon, Lawrence, and Sharon Curry and husband John, and Carol Johnson, all of Independence, Mo.; nephews Brian Cletcher and Jason Hogard; niece Rachele Hogard; and many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends following the service on Saturday.
The family suggests memorials to the Cathy Fenton Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
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