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Catherine A. Shoup
December 30, 1945 ~ June 24, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Catherine Anna Shoup, 77,of Ringtown, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 24, 2023.
Cathy was born on December 30, 1945, at the former Locust Mountain State Hospital in Shenandoah, the oldest child of the late Charles and Elsie (Trexler) Rumbel. She was a 1963 graduate of the former Ringtown high school, and began a lifelong career, working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, first in the Bureau of Professional Licensing in Harrisburg, then later working for the Department of Health and Welfare in the Pottsville office, from which she retired.
She was an active member of the Aurand Memorial United Church of Christ in Ringtown. She served as a Sunday school teacher, beginning in her teens. She had more than fifty years of perfect attendance and participated in the Polyanna class. Cathy was also very active in the local chapter of the Eastern Star, where she was a past Worthy Matron.
She enjoyed assisting her husband Roger provide chocolate cakes with peanut butter icing for local fire company functions. Cathy was a friend to many, and in her retirement she enjoyed traveling with Roger and good friends to many destinations, one of which was their favorite was Alaska.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Roger, in February of this year, and by a brother, Charles.
She is survived by a sister, Esther, wife of Rodney Mastauskas of Kempton, and by a brother, John Rumbel and his wife Michelle, of Ringtown. A brother in law, Ralph Shoup of Catawissa also survives. Although she did not have any of her own children, she was blessed with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Friday, June 30th at 11 AM at the Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church on West Main Street in Ringtown. A viewing will be held Thursday evening, June 29th from 6-9 PM at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown, and again on Friday morning from 10-11 AM at the church prior to the service. Cathy will be laid to rest alongside Roger at St. John's cemetery in Ringtown following the service.