Cathy Ann Welton

Cathy Ann Welton, a resident of Willow Springs, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 while at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, MO. She was born February 25, 1960 to Herbert Hoover and Hazel Geraldine (Crewse) Reeves in Houston, MO and was 60 years old.
Cathy grew up and attended school in Cabool, MO. She was employed at the Brown Shoe Company in Cabool and Mtn. Grove for 15 years as a heel spotter; she also worked for Conaway Winters in Willow Springs for a short time. She married Paul D. Welton April 3, 1977 at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Douglas County. Before her health started to fail, Cathy loved to go fishing and camping. She also enjoyed growing flowers and canning vegetables. It has been said that she was a good worker and a strong woman. She will be dearly missed by her family, her friends and all who knew her.
Cathy is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Angela Reeves Weaver; and two young brothers: Michael and Freddy Reeves.
She is survived by her husband, Paul; two daughters: Shonna Welton and Mark Baughman of Kenton, OH, and Kim Welton Abbott of Willow Springs; grandchildren: A.J. Castle, Andrew Castle, Anthony Castle, Shayla Castle, and Ashlynn Welton-Leigh. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren: Brandon Castle and Joslyn Castle; a brother, Rick Reeves, and two sisters: Pam Bunch and Linda Nolte.
A graveside service for Cathy was held Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Little Zion Cemetery in Douglas County with Pastor Charles Horton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC.  Online condolences may be left at

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