Edith M. Katelinek, 92, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother entered into rest on March, 17, 2015. She was born March 26, 1922 in Centralia Illinois to Frank and Louise Parks.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Louise Parks, her former husband Charles Katelinek, infant daughter Sharon, sister Barbara Enright, and brother Chris Parks.
She is survived by her daughter Susan McAninch and son in law Dean, grandchildren David McAninch and wife Sheri, Hughson, CA, Michael McAninch and wife Kris, Elk Grove, CA, Jeffrey McAninch and wife Jenifer, Yorba Linda, CA, and Pamela McClelland and husband Steve, Suwanee, GA. Great-grandchildren, Courtney, Haylee, Ryan, Austin, Dallas, Mathew, Lauren, Connor, Lindsay, Boe, Sam and Lucy, two great-greatgrandchildren, Grayson and Emma.
Edith resided in the Alton, Illinois area from 1944 to 1974. She then moved to Southern California to be near her daughter Susan and family. She then moved to Manteca in 1990. Her career spanned over 30 years in the banking business.
On May 31, 1943, she enlisted into the U.S Navy in the flight records department. She would record all of the hours of flight time by the airmen. It was there that she met and married Charles Katelinek on June 21, 1944. In August 1944 Edith survived a plane crash at the Great Lake Naval Station where she was returning from a training session in Boston. She spent five months in the naval hospital recovering from her injuries and was honorably discharged from the hospital in December 1944.
A sincere thank you goes out to the Optimal Hospice for all of their kind care during mom’s final days. Also, a thank you to her extended family at Emeritus Senior Living where she was treated with kindness, caring and dignity.
“Mom, you have left quite a legacy and some big shoes to fill. You are in our hearts forever and our memories will sustain us until we meet again.” ~Susan McAninch
P.L Fry & Son Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Katelinek family. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (Search Obituaries).There will be no services as requested by the family. Interment will be at Valhalla Cemetery in Godfrey, Illinois at a later date.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Monday, March 23, 2015