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Mrs. Catherine Wasson
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mrs. Catherine Wasson

Catherine Veronica (Bellows) Wasson, age 92, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 surrounded by family in Statesboro, Georgia.

    Kay was born on June 9, 1926, in Brooklyn, New York. Her family moved to Long Island and she graduated from Hempstead High School in 1944. She married the love of her life, Charlie Wasson in 1947 moved to upstate New York, then to New Jersey, finally retiring to Hilton Head, South Carolina.

    Kay and Charlie shared a love for antiquing, turning their hobby into a business called The Bargain Barn in Unadilla, New York. In addition to raising a family and keeping a home, Kay enjoyed playing Mah Jong, bowling, bicycling and days at the beach. In 2001, Kay moved to Statesboro, Georgia to live with her daughter Patricia Carter and her family.

    Kay is survived by her sister Clara Lynch (Rochester, NY); daughters and their spouses, Susan Wasson (Melissa Becker), Nan Wasson (Michael Heintz), Patricia Wasson Carter (Gregory Carter); grandchildren Christine Straley, Paul Heintz, Darcy Heintz Perkins, Olivia Carter and Dylan Carter; great grandchildren Dennis Vogel, Randy Straley and Cassidy Straley; great great grandchildren Elizabeth and Kailani. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years (Charlie), brother (Clark Bellows) and sister (Penny DeGennaro).

    Kay had an extensive support team of friends and family who helped fulfill her wishes to remain at home in her final years (you know who you are!) As a lifelong animal lover, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to an Animal Rescue Group of your choice.

    A service will be held at a later time.

    Friends may sign the online register book at

    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.


Statesboro Herald, February 3, 2019

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