Catherin Mink

Date of Death: 02-08-2024
Burial: Blakely Cemetery
Funeral Service : 02-12-2024

Catherin Mink

Catherin Laverna (Gann) Mink, 82, of Stewartsville, MO passed away, February 8, 2024.

She was born on February 6, 1942, to William Theodore and Edna Pearl (Wheeler) Gann in Easton, Missouri. She was a 1960 graduate of Easton High School.

On June 9, 1963 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Neil Mink. After their marriage they lived in Easton and later purchased a farm near Hemple where they raised their family and farmed 80 acres. With a growing family, she learned to make a little go a long way. She perfected her skills of baking bread and rolls, making jams, baking gooseberry pies and canning green beans. She milked cows, which was a chore she often spoke about from her childhood. She raised pigs, goats, sheep, chickens and horses. When she was not working on her farm, she helped with various jobs such as hanging wallpaper, babysitting, and was a compassionate caregiver to neighbors and friends in need. Her favorite pastimes included going to her children and grandchildren's school events and attending ALMOST EVERY auction in Northwest Missouri. She enjoyed farm life to the fullest. Catherin was a dedicated wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 58 years Lawrence Mink, her parents Edna and Theodore Gann, brothers, Lewis, John, Ival, Dennis and Billy Gann, sister Betty Jo and her beloved little sister Nancy Viola Gann. 

Catherin is survived by her children, Eric Mink, Rachel (Mark) Rush, Amy Saxton (Scott Herring), Monica Mink, Jason (Becky) Mink, and Amanda (Dennis) Jung; grandchildren, Montana (Hannah) Rush, Jackson Rush, Michael (Hannah) Saxton, Sarah (Grant) Herbel, Hannah Saxton, Andy, Adam, Gracie, Gus, Clara, Cecilia, and Hugh Mink, Niki (Dalton) Fogle, and Wyatt and Wade Jung; great grandchildren, Bellamy and Creek Rush, Liam Herbel, Abigail Saxton and Jayden and Maverick Fogle. Brothers, Bobby (Linda) and Norman (Kathy) Gann, sisters, Bonnie Jean Miller, Ilene Redmond, Lucille Spainhower, Carol Rose Swartz, sisters-in-law Linda Gann, Edie Gann, Karon Gann, Eva Gann and Marilyn Gann; many nieces, nephews, cousins, caring neighbors and friends.

Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Monday, February 12th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Gower with visitation from 10:00-11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

Burial: Blakely Cemetery, Easton, MO.

Donations may be made to Dekalb County Nutrition Center or Blakely Cemetery.


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