Catherine Clingan

April 05, 1948 - August 15, 2020

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Friday, August 21, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Friday, August 21, 4:15 PM
Graveside at Circle Cemetery


Catherine “Cathy” Clingan, 72, of Hudson died Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born April 5, 1948, in Chicago to Leo Antone and Grace (Soule) Najm. They preceded her in death.

On July 21, 1967, in Angola she married Perry E. Clingan. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2015.

Cathy worked in the office at Cooper Standard in Auburn, retiring in 2007 after 37 years.

She enjoyed long motorcycle trips and car shows. She loved spending time with family, especially her great-grandchildren.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Roberta Clingan of Ithaca, Michigan; two grandchildren, Brandy (Randy) West and Bryan Dowden; three great-grandchildren, Alyshia Brincefield, Conner West, and Natalyn Dowden; and two sisters, Mary (Terry) Hand of Coldwater, Michigan, and Frieda Herman of Lansing, Michigan.

Visitation will be Friday, August 21, 2020, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson.

Per the Governor of Indiana, face masks are required.

A graveside service at Circle Cemetery near Hudson will follow the visitation on Friday.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Shirley Fugate
August 21st, 2020 10:45am
Hamilton Indiana

Kathy I will miss your gentle spirit and warm friendly smile. I will also miss our visits we had together during your massage. Prayers to the family so sorry for your loss.

Josh, Stephanie & Brendan Kline
August 20th, 2020 3:11pm
Angola, IN

Cathy was like a grandma to our son, prayers to the family.

Tracie (Lepley) McConnell
August 19th, 2020 5:31pm
Halfway, MO

I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Cathy was a truly special person.

Mike & Melissa kline
August 19th, 2020 2:35am
Pleasant Lake

Prayers to the family, so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. She was a Great person.

Louis Mattia
August 18th, 2020 11:44pm

i worked with Cathy for 26 years. She was a great person even in trying times. I will miss her as will most all of the people that knew her. I am so sorry for the loss to the family.

Paul Gilbert
August 18th, 2020 3:50pm

Cathy was a very special person who I had the privilege to work with for 15 years. She had a great sense of humor and was a joy to be around. I valued her both professionally and personally. Both she and Perry were great people. Mike, I am so sorry for your and your family's loss.

Wendy Albright
August 18th, 2020 10:54am
Hudson, Indiana

A lovely lady. She will be missed. Sending love to Mike and his family.

Eric Sharp
August 18th, 2020 3:43am

Cathy you will be truly missed as you have been apart of my family. I remember the time you and Parry came to visit my mom Judy Sharp and my dad, when we lived in Ky. I remember being in awe over your and Perry motorcycle as a kid. Fly high Cathy and ride with Perry through the sunset. My thought are with your family during this time.

Nevalee Dias
August 17th, 2020 10:17pm
Garrett ind

Going to miss your smiling face, going to movies, and out to eat❤️🙏 Rest In Peace , my friend😢
August 17th, 2020 9:49pm

Prayers ,may u rest in peace my dear friend,untill we meet again,

Teresa Sprague
August 17th, 2020 9:23pm
Lansing, MI

Mike-I’m so sorry you lost your precious Mom. We were all so blessed to have her in our life. As one of her nieces, there is a hole in my heart with her loss. So many wonderful memories of her growing up, and as an adult. She will be forever missed.

Steve Wall jr
August 17th, 2020 8:20pm

Mike my heart is broken. I'm so sorry for your lost thoughts and prayers my friemd

Judy Sharp
August 17th, 2020 7:48pm
Maineville Ohio

You will be missed by all your family and friends. Cathy and I were friends for 65 years. We grew up together and spent lots of time at each other’s house. Miss you Cathy. May you Rest In Peace with Perry. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

Sharon Graham
August 17th, 2020 6:57pm
Pleasant Lake

I will miss you terribly! Such a good friend! Will miss our long phone calls ! And going to the Duck Tail Run! I will pray for Mike and his family! I loved you so much, dear friend!!!

Nancy Rust
August 17th, 2020 6:09pm

Many times we have reminisced about our younger years ... especially when my Dad walked you down the isle when you got married. You will be missed ♥️ Praying for your family and those who loved you so much

Marlene Smith
August 17th, 2020 5:05pm
Hudson, IN

Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time. Her smile and quiet manners will be missed.