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Icy Cathern Huston, age 87, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Scotland Co. Memorial Hospital in Memphis, MO.

Cathern was born September 6, 1932 at Spickard, MO, a daughter of Claude G. and Nora Turner Dean.

She was united in marriage to John W. Huston on June 9, 1951, in Keokuk, IA.  

He preceded her in death on August 13, 2016.

Survivors include five children: Nora Martin (Gerald Ewart) of Kahoka, Beth (Gail) Hopkins of Kahoka, Terry (Lisa) Huston of Kahoka, David (Kris) Huston of Kahoka and Vickie (Doug) Matlick of Keokuk; twenty-five grandchildren: Joey (Amanda) Huston of West Point, Bryan (Mary) Londrie of Kahoka, Nickie (Brian) Ball of Kahoka, Sherrie Cassidy of Argyle, Hope (Mike) Banes of Kahoka, Jessica (Cory) Feilen of Kahoka, Charity (Josh) Heusal of Burlington, Jeremiah Martin of Kahoka, Garret (Christy) Ewart of Kahoka, Amanda (Daniel) Miller of Kahoka, Debbie Ewart of Kahoka, Mary (Mike) Salyers of Keokuk, Wade Huston of Kahoka, Jonathan Huston of Alexandria, Kala Jones of Kahoka, Timothy Huston (Whitley Spurgeon) of Kahoka, Andrea Huston of Kahoka, Jenna Huston (Tyler Davis) of Kansas City, Kaitlin Huston of Kahoka, Zachary (Jackie) Matlick of Denver, CO, Brett Matlick (Danielle Keefe) of Keokuk, Chelsey Shipley (Kendall Hawkins) of Wayland, Cole Shipley (Lexie Knapp) of Keokuk, Lexie Shipley of Keokuk and Colin Matlick of Keokuk; fifty-three great- grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Cordray of Wyaconda; two brothers-in-law: Marvin Sederburg of Luray and Earl (Carol) Huston of Canton; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jo Howell of Kahoka and Nancy Thompson of Kirksville; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Patty Londrie; a son, John Huston, Jr.; two sisters: Margaret Sederburg and Margie Sederburg; three brothers: Bill Dean, C.J. Dean, and Dale Dean; a sister-in-law, Darlene Dean; and two brothers-in-law: Mike Sederburg and Harold Cordray.

Cathern was an employee of the Clark Co. Nursing Home for twenty-seven years.  

However, her favorite “job” was babysitting for her grandchildren.  

Cathern came from a large loving family and nothing made her happier than having them around her kitchen table, especially on Sundays and any other time they could get together.  

She would not let you leave her home unless you were well fed and full.      

She enjoyed reading, cooking, flowers, and looking out her window at her farm animals.

Her true contentment came from her home life and being a mother and grandmother.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Kim McNamar officiating.

Special music was “Sissy’s Song”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Amazing Grace”, “Go Rest High” and, “Heaven’s Garden”.

Pallbearers were Joey Huston, Brian Londrie, Jeremiah Martin, Wade Huston, Timothy Huston, Cole Shipley, Darrell Dean, and Corey Dean.

Burial was in Kahoka Cemetery with a Celebration of Life following at the Trinity Worship Center in Kahoka.

Visitation was held  at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. on Saturday with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m..

Memorials were suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Trinity Worship Center.

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