ANDERSON — Cathy L. Dayton Eckelbarger, 59, of Anderson, passed away June 14, 2013, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, after a brief illness.
She was born Dec. 27, 1953, in Anderson, the daughter of William and Dorothy (Wood) Dayton Sr. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Anderson resident.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Dayton; husband, Gary Eckelbarger; children, Shelly (Sharon Purdy) Wiles Westrater, Terri (Jude) Harting-Wiles, Amanda (Esteban) Soriano-Wiles, Gary (Tricia) Eckelbarger II and Hollie (Juan) Hernandez, all of Anderson; grandchildren, Makaya and Shayla Westrater, Destinie Goins, Victoria McGuire, Caleb and Lovie Harting, Robert Widener, Mercedes Armstrong, Steven Soriano, Faith, Meia, Keyleigh Eckelbarger, Antonio, Javier, Olivia, Stephen, Aleigha, and Daniel Hernandez; great-grandchildren, Cayden, Camden, and Hudson; brothers and sisters, Dixie (Brodie) Cox, John (Pat) Modlin, Georgia (Darrell) Davidson, Kathy (Bonnie) Modlin, Daniel Dayton, Donald Modlin, Terry (Vickie) Dayton, Debra (Richard) Arnold and Danene (Donald) Eckelbarger; and best friends, Sharon Sizelove, Ronelle Orman and Gay Gibbons.
Cathy was preceded in death by her father, William Dayton Sr.; brother, William Dayton Jr.; sisters Diana Garrett, Dana Dayton and Jama Modlin; nephew, Jeffery Chambers; and best friend, Linda Lowe.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home with the Rev. Alvin Dayton officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Walk Cemetery.
Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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