Kathleen Cantrell, 1949-2020

Kathleen Cantrell, 70, of La Porte, Ind. passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

She was born Nov. 23, 1949 in La Porte to Bill A. and Marie (Hurst) Leahy.

Kathleen worked at Little Tavern and House of Fara.  She loved to cook and have family get-togethers.  She adored her grandkids and her dog, Tucker.  She touched a lot of lives, was deeply loved and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Susie (Jim Ritter) Masterson of La Porte, Tom (Becky) Masterson of Rolling Prairie, Ind., Robert Smith of La Porte, and Bill Smith of La Porte; daughter-in-law, Lily Masterson of Rolling Prairie; grandchildren, Michael Daisy, Michael Jezierski, Brett Masterson, Ashley Simpson, Nicole Masterson, Katie Masterson, and Mason Smith; great-grandchildren, Logan, Luke, Tre and Liam; siblings, Anna Mary Crum of La Porte, Mary Wentzel of La Porte, Mary Jo (Ron) Griesinger of Niles, Mich., Patricia Boyer of Mishawaka, Ind., James (Rae) Manhart of Valparaiso, Ind., and Ann (Charlie) Cepcani of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Cantrell; son, David Masterson; grandson, Alex Daisy; and brothers, Robert Manhart, Michael Leahy, and Thomas Leahy.

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 at the American Legion Post 295, 710 Water St., Union Mills, Ind. Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Ave., La Porte, is handling the arrangements.

Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Tom Masterson, 1735 N. Lofgren Rd., Rolling Prairie, Ind. 46371.

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