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Cathy Jane Oehme

October 7, 1949 — April 23, 2016

Cathy Jane Oehme, 66, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. Cathy was born on October 7, 1949 in Liberal, KS, the daughter of Darwin & Mary (Grable) Eyman. She attended Liberal schools and graduated from Liberal High School in 1967. She attended Southwestern State in Weatherford, OK graduating in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. She worked for El-Kan Drug in Liberal for 51 years. She started at El-Kan Drug in 1964 and worked there through high school and college. Following her college graduation, she continued her employment with El-Kan Drug as a Pharmacist and worked there until November 2015 when her illness forced her to retire. She was passionate about her career in pharmacy and loved helping people. On August 26, 1973, Cathy married Neil Oehme, in Liberal, KS. As a couple, they enjoyed fishing and camping trips and playing in a recreational softball league with friends. Cathy was a proud and loving mother and enjoyed attending her sons’ many extracurricular and school activities, especially their football games. She herself was an avid golfer. Cathy was proud to watch her children further their educations. She loved being a Grandma and spoiling her grandchildren. They will especially miss “squeezes” from Grandma and her delicious pancake breakfasts. Cathy will always be remembered for the fun family Christmas celebrations she planned along with her sister, Linda. The Oehme family will also remember the special trips taken as a family, thanks to Cathy’s planning and organization. Cathy was preceded in death by her parents Darwin Eyman and Mary Eyman Feese and her stepfather Merle Feese and her in-laws Barbara and Neil Oehme Sr. Survivors include: husband, Neil Oehme, of the home, son Brian Oehme and wife Janice of South Korea, son Kevin Oehme and wife Nicole of Manhattan, KS, daughter Sandee Crabtree of Frisco, TX, sister Linda Woodrow of Liberal, KS, 6 grandchildren: Zian Oehme of South Korea, Carter & Lexie Oehme of Manhattan, KS and Lauren, Colton & Cooper Crabtree of Frisco, TX, sister-in-law Karen Benson and husband Cliff, sister-in-law Phyllis Burdge, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 30th, 2016, at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberal with Rev. Andrew Wehling presiding. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.Visitation time will be held from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 29th 2016, with the family present from 6:30-7:30 pm at Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd, Liberal, KS 67901.
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