H. Catherine "Katie" (Howerton) Lagenour

October 23, 1926 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 93)

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H. Catherine “Katie” Lagenour, 93, of Odon, Indiana (where she spent most of her life), passed peacefully on June 7th, 2020 at St. Charles Health Campus, Jasper, Indiana.

She was born in Martin County, Indiana on October 23rd, 1926 to George E. Howerton and Maggie “Wininger” Howerton.

Katie married Herbert Lagenour on May 23rd, 1942 and he preceded her in death on January 25th, 2010.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; (1) Brother – George Howerton; (4) Sisters – infant Mary and toddler Lois Howerton, Dorothy Hagen, and Violet “Polly” Baer; Sons-in-law – Bill Clay and Raymond Nash; and Daughter-in-law – Judy Lagenour. 
Katie was a member of the First Christian Church of Odon and Past Worthy Matron and 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star (OES), Chapter 249, French Lick.

She was the Crane Cafeteria Manager for many years and then switched to the NAD Crane Navy side and retired in 1984 after 32 years.  After retirement, she for a while drove a taxi at NSWC Crane.

Katie loved spending time with her family, eating out, shopping, reading, quilting, embroidery and word find puzzles.

Her and Dad (Herb) were Florida snowbirds for many years and loved to camp and travel.  She was caring and loving, loved by many and will be missed.

Katie is survived by:

(1) Son Stephen Lagenour (Carole) Bedford, Indiana

(3) Daughters Karen Clay Morgantown, Indiana

Patsy Hedrick (Roger) Dubois, Indiana

Mary Lee Asdell (Randy) Bloomington, Indiana

(1) Sister Lorene Lagenour Hillham, Indiana

(22) Grandchildren (61) Great-Grandchildren       (17) Great-Great Grandchildren

Many Nieces and Nephews also survive.

A Graveside Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Al Madden on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmons Ridge Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.

Friends may call on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Emmons Ridge Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathy Kalb, 2494 Hillham Road, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website –

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June 10, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Graveside Ceremony
June 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Emmons Ridge Cemetery, Indiana

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