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Catherine Schu, 100 – Worked in Ashland’s Garment Industry

Catherine Schu, 100, of Haymarket, Virginia, formerly of Ashland, passed away Friday, January 24, in Virginia.

Born in Ashland, March 8, 1919, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Spahn Devine.

She completed her elementary education at the former St. Joseph’s Parochial School, Ashland.

Catherine was employed in the garment industry in Ashland until her retirement, and was a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, now St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Ashland.

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Preceding her in death were brothers: James, Robert, and Wilfred Devine.

Survivors are a daughter, Kathleen, wife of Kyle Howell, Haymarket; a grandson, Brian Schneider and his wife, Cynthia, Dumfries, VA; a granddaughter, Amy, wife of Clay Bergstrom, Charlotte, NC; and great granddaughters Rachael and Megan Schneider, and Emily and Ella Bergstrom.

A private graveside funeral service will be held in the New St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ashland.

Visit The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.


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