Cathy A. Vanlaningham, 64, of Milford, IN passed away at 9:28 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Avalon Village Nursing Home in Ligonier, IN. She was born on July 16, 1957 in Elkhart, IN to William G. “Bill” & Bethel L. (Howard) Barth.
She moved to Milford in 1963 from Elkhart and attended Wawasee High School in Syracuse. She was married on August 10, 1973 in Milford, IN to Bruce L. “Larry” Vanlaningham who preceded her on April 15, 2018. She was the former co-owner / operator of Celebrations Floral Shop in Milford, a self-employed photographer, reporter for the Goshen News, and worked on the Milford E.M.S.
She formerly attended the First Brethren Church in Milford.
She is survived by:
Son – Michael Vanlaningham of Plymouth, IN
4 Sisters – Nancy (Tom) Levernier of Milford, Barb Barth of Ligonier, Laurie (Scott Estep) Barth of Syracuse, and Kelly Hutchison of North Webster
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister – Theresa Barth, and brother – Bill Barth.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home with Chaplain Lois Tamayo officiating. Private graveside services will take place at the Milford Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Association of Northern Indiana, 1151 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601.