Catherine Mae Buckingham

  • Born: August 30, 1928
  • Died: December 22, 2017
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Catherine Mae Buckingham, 89, of Sterling, died on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.

Catherine was born on August 30, 1928 in Kewanee to Herbert and Catherine (Huber) Whitmer. She was united in marriage to Thomas Buckingham on July 17, 1957 in Oak Park.

She was a hostess at Brandywine Inn, Dixon, for many years. Catherine enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Lady's Golf League at Emerald Hill Golf Course. She was a member of the American Legion Lady's Auxiliary and enjoyed being around people. Catherine was also a very good cook.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband of 60 years, Thomas Buckingham, of Sterling; a sister, Bonnie Thompson, of Sandwich; a brother, Robert Whitmer of Kewanee, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27th from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Cremation rites will follow. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Rock River Hospice and Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, Illinois 61081.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. Great lady and will always remember her. Especially her humorous demeanor.

Posted by Don Bates - Elizabethton, TN - Family   December 26, 2017