Obituary for Cathy Louise Wolverton

Cathy Louise Wolverton

Birth Date: Sep. 8th, 1957
Date Passed: Jun. 9th, 2019


Cathy Louise (Ritz) Wolverton age 61, of Ravenna was surrounded by her family when she went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday June 9th 2019. After a 4 year courageous battle with cancer. Cathy was born September 8 1957 in Muskegon MI to Fredrick Micheal Ritz and Mary Louise Ritz, and grew up in Conklin MI, and Graduated Sparta High In 1975. Cathy married Dale Wolverton September 27 1975, and has two Children Shelly & Leon. Cathy devoted her life to her family and enjoyed spending her time with her four grandchildren. She was passionate about life and lighted a room with her smile and deep laughter. She was retired from West Michigan Internal Medicine where she dedicated her joy to the patients & staff. In Cathy’s free time she enjoyed spending time with her family and doing crafting. She loved Spending her Sunday evenings with her Sister in-law Sharon playing marble games. She leaves behind her husband Dale, Daughter Shelly (Satchit), Son Leon and her four grandchildren Jylian (9), Kayleigh (8), Nathan (6), Ayan (3). Amongst her brother Tom (Kathy), sister in-laws, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces & nephews. Cathy is preceded in death by her parents, Brothers Mike & John Ritz. Cathy will be deeply missed and remembered for her love on life, deep laughter and genuine kindness to others. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00am at the First Reformed Church in Ravenna with Pastor’s Steve VanderWoude and Don VanSlyke officiating. Burial will be in Moorland Township Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. Also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to: Johnson Cancer Center or Mary Free Bed. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Jun. 12th, 2019 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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11:00am on Jun. 13th, 2019 at First Reformed Church
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2:00pm on Jun. 13th, 2019 at
Moorland Township Cemetery
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