Cathryn A James

August 24, 1941August 28, 2018
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James, Cathryn Ann (Babich) 77, retired USD 259 clerk, passed away on August 28, 2018, after a brave battle with lung disease. Cathryn was the 3rd of 8 children and was the first daughter born to John and Helen (Stroot) Babich. She had successful careers in the health, business and education fields in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Ca., Tucson, Az. as well as Topeka and Wichita, Ks. Cathryn was devoted to her family and loved her pet cats. Cathryn was preceded in death by her younger brother, Bill Babich. She is survived by brothers, Paul Babich; David (Joyce) Babich both of Wichita, Ks. and Mark (Wilma) Babich of Leawood, Ks., sisters, Carol (Wayne) McCollam of Bismarck, ND; Joan Barrier and Alice (Randy) Simon both of Wichita, Ks. Cathryn is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers and friends. A rosary has been scheduled for 7:00 pm August 30, 2018 at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary 201 S. Hydraulic Wichita, Ks. 67211 Funeral mass will be offered at 10:00 am on August 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 430 N. Broadway Wichita, Ks. 67202. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mary’s Cathedral, Altar Society.


  • Rosary Service Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 31, 2018

Cathryn A James

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