Catherine L Mangrum

May 28, 1923March 31, 2021

Catherine Lucille Mangrum, 97, of East St. Louis, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at her residence.

Catherine was born May 28, 1923 in Belleville, IL to Edward and Catherine McDaniel, whom preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her children, Pam Shaver (Harry Collins, who resides in Belleville, IL) and Ben Mangrum; siblings, Pearl, Violet and Edward; and her dear friend, Don “Grampy Don” Moore.

Catherine is survived by her children, Candace (Gary) Hoolihan of East. St. Louis, IL, Shelly Bruss of Missouri, Joseph Mangrum of California, Michael Mangrum of California, Richard Mangrum of Steelville, MO, Nikki (Rob) Waterson of Terrell, TX and Laurie (Ralph) Schlaefli of Waterloo, IL; numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Doonan.

Catherine enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking, going to flea markets and auctions and the going to the casino with Don. She was a devoted and loving mother to her nine children, and a wonderful grandmother to all of her grandchildren. She cherished the time with her loving family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of her daughter, Pam Shaver. Additional condolences may be sent to the family through this online guestbook.


  • Graveside

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021


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Michael Kleissler

April 1, 2021

Catherine was an absolutely beautiful personality that we were blessed to know. My prayers go up for Catherine and family!