Cathryn "Cathy" A. Badders

June 16, 1941January 30, 2011

CATHRYN "CATHY" A. BADDERS, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born on June 16, 1941, in Portland. "She was a loving daughter and sister who loved to cross stitch." She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School Class of 1959; and a graduate of St. Frances College Class of 1963. She was employed as a Social Worker for the State of Indiana for 15 years. She was a member of Indiana Teachers Association. "Great appreciation to the staff in ICU and CICU at Lutheran Hospital for the last two months of gentle care." She is survived by her mother, Dorothy R. (Kappel) Badders of Fort Wayne; sister, Mary Kay Badders of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her father, George V. Badders. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, with visitation one hour prior to service, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the funeral home. Preferred memorials to American Heart Association or Matthew 25. www.


  • Visitation Friday, February 4, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, February 5, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cathryn "Cathy" A. Badders

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Tom & Mary Garman

February 7, 2011

Dear Mrs. Badders & Mary Kay,
Words cannot express our deepest sympathies in the loss of Cathy.
She was one of a kind and helped us
immensely in more ways than we can
ever say.

Cathy had a unique personality and we admired her so much. You always knew where you stood with her. She was a truly honest person.

Our prayer for you both is that Our Heavenly Father who knows you best and loves you most will draw you close to Himself for that is where you will find true comfort and peace.


Nina Baker & Marva Brooks (co wokers)

February 5, 2011

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.


February 5, 2011

God Bless Cathy and your family at this time. I worked with Cathy many many years ago. She was so nice to me. I really looked up to her.

Steve Griebel

February 5, 2011

Cathy was a friend and co-worker for years; I'll miss her.

Cindy Almodovar

February 5, 2011

I worked with Cathy at the Division of Family and Children for many years...there was never a dull moment! She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

February 4, 2011

Dear Cathy...i am so sad. You were wonderful to me when I applied for Medicaid because Dad was in a nursing home. The day he died you held me in your arms. I will never forget you.

She is watching over both of you, Dorothy and Mary Kay..

always, Conny Franken

Lenay Yorko

February 4, 2011

Dear Dorothy and Mary Kay.
My prayers are with you both during this time. My heart aches for your loss. Cathy was a wonderful woman and has touched so many lives. I for one will always be greatful for getting to know her. God Bless you both and I pray he will keep you in the shelter of his arms and ease your pain...
My love to you both


February 3, 2011

To the family of Cathy Badders, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Even though Cathy and I butted heads at time while we worked together, she was always available to help out, always asked about my children and supported them in various fundraisers and was an great co-worker. She was the Coolest and sharpest dressed "old ladies" I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. May God give you strength and peace during this time. Much love and respect Cathy....

February 3, 2011

To the Family of Cathy Badders,

We at Bethlehem Woods will miss you so much you have helped up in so many ways and we Thanks you so much.
you will always be in our heart we will miss you dearly

Staff of Bethlehem Woods

Jessica Gregg

February 3, 2011

I am so saddened by this! I got to know Cathy through work and always enjoyed talking with her! My thoughts and prayers are with her family!