Catherine L. “Cathy” Rimer

Catherine L. “Cathy” Rimer, 56, of 163 Rita Lane, Weedville, passed away Monday evening, April 1, 2013, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness.

She was born February 28, 1957 in Punxsutawney, PA, daughter of the late Lee and Myrtle Smith Barnett.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1975.  She also attended Penn State University in DuBois.  She was a former employee of the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.

On June 3, 1978 in the Weedville Wesleyan Church, she married Rick Rimer, who survives.  She is also survived by two sons, David R. Rimer of Butler and Daniel E. Rimer of Weedville; two sisters, Helen Swackhammer and her husband Russ of Weedville and Betty Hoehn and her husband Ted of St. Marys; three brothers, Darl “Hoag” Smith of Weedville, Mervin Barnett and his wife Lois of Weedville, and Harold Barnett and his wife Joanne of Byrnedale; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyne Deghan; and a brother, Richard Barnett.

Mrs. Rimer was a member of the Weedville Wesleyan Church and was a former member of the church choir.  She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, was a Ham Radio operator, and enjoyed being with her family.

Funeral Services will be held in the Weedville Wesleyan Church on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Luther Nelson, Jr., Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the Weedville Wesleyan Church.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western Pennsylvania, 400 Penn Center Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA  15235.

Mary Ellen Badeau April 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Cathy at Andrew Kauil Hosp.
Mary Ellen Badeau

Danielle Bojalad April 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Rick, I am so sorry for you loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon (Trenn) Hazen April 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

My deepest sympathies go out to all of Cathy’s family, and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Helen, I am sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing, but I would bet Myrtle was waiting for her with open arms. I know how she loved you kids!!

Katie April 3, 2013 at 5:18 pm

To Rick and family: I was sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that others care. God bless you. Katie Perkins

Sharon Harley April 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I’m so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out for you and your family.

Jean Barnett Maier April 3, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Cathy’s passing. I hadn’t seen her in such a long time. In doing research on the Barnett family, Cathy and I would e-mail each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Denise Simbeck April 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

So sorry for your loss. Cathy was a quiet and caring individual. I am extending our condolences from the Class of 1975. She will be missed by all.

Brad Smith April 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm


I am sorry to here of you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons. Our sincere codolences.

Brad and Michelle Smith

Rose & Ron Celinski April 4, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Our sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons.

Ron & Rose Ann Celinski & family

Jane Huff April 15, 2013 at 10:22 am

Hi Rick & boys:
It had been a long time since I had seen Cathy and I remember seeing one of the boys when he was just an infant.
Cathy was such a sweet and loving person. I met her in high school where we had a study hall together. She always seemed to have so much joy about her. Last time I saw her was at the Elk County Fair years ago.
I was not aware the she played the piano, I do also.
My deepest sympathy to all of you,
I’m sure she is in heaven now with her family members.
Jane Huff

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