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Shirley Katter

July 16, 1935 — September 12, 2022


Shirley Gayle Katter,
Age 87, of Wilmington, Ohio, passed away early Monday morning, September 12, 2022 at the Quaker Heights Nursing Home in Waynesville, Ohio.
She was born July 16, 1935 in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Rufus Eugene & Goldie May (Cosby) Suggs.
She was a member of the Conversation Club, University Club, English Club, Garden Club, Retired Clinton County Teachers Ass'n, Clinton Memorial Hospital Volunteer, Nursery School Teacher, Clinton County Branch of the American Red Cross, where she was awarded the Outstanding Member Medal, was involved in the beginning of the Clinton County Head Start Program and had been a kindergarten teacher for Wilmington City Schools for 33 years.
Surviving are her daughters- Karen Katter Patterson of Harrison, OH, and  Allison Katter of Wilmington. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband- William Edward Katter and her sister- Elizabeth Emody.
A gathering of Shirley's friends and family will take place from 3-5 PM, Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, 97 West Locust Street at North Mulberry Street, Wilmington.  Her graveside burial service will be 11:30 AM, Thursday, September 22 at the Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio  45231, with Mr. Orlando E. Katter Jr officiating.  Once entering the cemetery, please proceed to the Family Gathering Area for the procession to the grave.

The Family desires no flowers.  Please consider donating to the Wilmington Schools Foundation via the Clinton County Foundation. These funds will be earmarked for projects at Holmes Elementary School in Shirley's honor. If donating via check please have checks made payable to CCF-WSF in honor of Shirley Katter, c/o Clinton County Foundation, PO Box 831, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. If donating online visit:, click "foundation", click "online donation" and check the "Donation in Memory or Honor" box and mention "Shirley Katter" in the specific instructions section.  To sign the online guest book, go to

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home

97 W Locust St, Wilmington, OH 45177

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Graveside Service

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Edgington Funeral Home Wilmington


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