We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Elkhart Cremation Services
Cathy Louise Stouder, 63, of Elkhart, died on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Center for Hospice Care Raclin House in Mishawaka. She was born November 27, 1958, in Elkhart to Richard Dale and Myrtle Marie (Sargent) Eckhart.
On March 24, 1984, she married Dennis E. Stouder. He survives along with 2 children, Courtney E. Stouder of St. Louis, MO, Derek J. (Amanda) Stouder of Noblesville, IN; 2 stepchildren, Toni L. (Brett) Stouder, Timothy (Vincent) Stouder both of South Bend, IN. Also, surviving are 4 grandchildren, Gemma, Tessa, Victoria and Colt; 2 siblings, Thomas (LeAnn) Eckhart of Grand Junction, CO and Diane Foghino of Three Rivers, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Jacob Watts.
Cathy graduated in 1977 from Concord High School. She worked for the Concord School System for over 23 years. Cathy enjoyed art, painting, drawing and photography.
Cathy lived for her family, both blood relatives and those who became family. She touched many lives during her time in the Concord school system, and the family are constantly receiving notes from coworkers and former students who remember her cheery smile, encouraging attitude, and amazing art work.
Cathy didn't want a visitation or a memorial service, but there will be a Celebration of Life at the Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park in Goshen, IN on June 25th, 2022 from 12pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome, but to honor Cathy the family asks for cheery colors, like bright tie-dyes. The event will be a casual chance to share memories, laugh, and celebrate Cathy's artwork and photography. Please come whenever possible during that time and stay as long as able.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.bcrf.org/donate, in her name.