Cathy J. Raab, 70, of Carlinville, IL passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Carlinville Area Hospital surrounded by loved ones. She was born on March 9, 1948 in Carrollton, IL, a daughter of Robert and Rosemary Alberico. She married Lloyd Raab on April 26, 1969 in Effingham, IL, he survives.
Cathy graduated from Carlinville High School in 1966. Later, she went on to earn her LPN (licensed practical nurse) license in 1976 from Capitol Area in Springfield and her RN license in 1979 from Lewis and Clark Community College. During her nursing career, she worked at St. Francis Hospital and Home Health in Litchfield and Macoupin County Public Health in Carlinville.
Cathy enjoyed spending time with family, being with her grandchildren and shopping. She also loved spending time at the family cabin at Lake Rinaker and traveling to Canada. She was a member of the Carlinville United Methodist Church and The Macoupin Club – Lake Rinaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Kelly Jo Sies.
In addition to her husband, surviving are her children, Curt (Sara) Raab, and Craig (Lori) Raab, all of Carlinville, IL; 6 grandchildren, Sarah Nicole (Cody Jacobsen) of Seattle, WA, Justin Sies of Staunton, IL, Mackenzee Sitton of Palmyra, IL, Jodie Walden of Carlinville, IL, Joshawa Sitton of Palmyra, IL, and Emily Rose Raab of Carlinville, IL.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Carlinville United Methodist Church. Private graveside service on Saturday, March 9, 2019 with Rev. Rex Hendrix officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or The Macoupin Club – Lake Rinaker.