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Cathy Sue Rackley

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 10:24 pm

Cathy Sue Rackley, 70, was welcomed into the loving, outstretched arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on February 11,2024.

Family and friends are invited to Cathy’s Life Celebration 7:00 PM Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home. A visitation will be from 6:00 PM until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Cathy was born on December 28,1953 the daughter of Henry Clinton and Lela Mae Patton-Powers.

On January 24, 1971, Cathy and Ronnie G. Rackley of Centralia were married at the home of Reverend Walter Hill in Centralia, Missouri. Cathy and Ronnie recently celebrated their fifty-third wedding anniversary on January 24, 2024.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Ronnie G. Rackley; her children, Christopher Rackley (Angie) of Centralia and Ryan Rackley of Centralia; grandchildren, Alyssa Rackley, Alyson Rackley, Caleb Rackley, and Adyson Rackley; sisters, Glenda Chrisman (Jerry) of Centralia, Judy Uhrich (David) of Centralia, Carol Myers (Jack) of Centralia, Jacquie McKnight (Tony) of Hallsville, Patty Crocker (Terry) of Centralia, and one Sister-In-Law, Rita Powers (Gary) of Mexico.

Along with her parents, Cathy was proceeded in death by her infant daughter, Melissa Ann Rackley, eldest brother, Gary Powers (Rita), and infant brother Ronnie Powers.

Cathy was a sweet, loving, devoted mother, wife, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She treasured every second that was spent with her family and friends. She was always thinking about the needs of someone else, putting herself last. The phrase, “I Love You,” was upheld in its truest since by Cathy, and if one had that phrase spoken to them by her they can attest that is exactly what she meant. She loved them very deeply.

In 1998, Cathy made the most important decision of her life and became a born-again Christian and received Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was later baptized into the Southern Baptist faith. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart, soul, and mind. Family members and friends who had the wonderful privilege of visiting and spending time with her were made well aware of her relationship with Christ. Her heart’s deepest desires and prayers were that her family, friends, and her fellow men and women abroad would come into the same soul-saving and loving relationship with Jesus Christ that she treasured so dearly. Throughout the last few years of her illness, after being diagnosed in 2017 with Systemic Scleroderma, were perhaps the greatest testament and witness of her life, as her faith in Christ remained steadfast and unwavering. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Centralia, Missouri.

Cathy worked as a Production Associate at what was formerly known as Square D is now known as Schneider Electric in Columbia, Missouri, from 1990-2005.

Cathy had a passion for cooking and was a fantastic cook! She enjoyed collecting cookbooks alongside her craft. She had a spiritual gift of hospitality which absolutely shined. Cathy had a wonderful since of humor, she was very witty, quick-witted, appreciated good sarcasm, and loved to laugh. She loved to fish and spent many  hours on the river throughout her life doing so. She enjoyed a friendly card game of Pitch and loved family game nights. The holidays were no exception as she loved Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Especially Christmas and Easter!

Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Memorial donations are suggested to Coyote Hill or the Rainbow House and may be sent in care of Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home, 104 S. Collier St. Centralia, MO 65240.

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