Cathy Holcomb-Rios

PONTIAC—Cathy J. Holcomb-Rios, 62, of Pontiac, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at Regency Care of Morris, following a battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain cancer.
Born Sept. 25, 1955 in Joliet, IL, Cathy JoAnn was a daughter of Catherine “Katie” (Chaney) Holcomb and Delbert “Rocky” Holcomb. She was raised and educated in Wilmington, IL and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 1973. Cathy worked as a correctional officer for the Department of Corrections at the Dwight Correctional Center. In her free time, she enjoyed fishing and reading. Cathy also loved flowers, and took pleasure in gardening.
Survivors include her mother, Katie, of Marseilles; son, Michael (Erica) Rios, of Pontiac; six grandchildren: Alexandria Voorheis, Cierra Rios, Jaden Hershe, Michaela Harlan, Dallas Rios and Nola Rios; one great-granddaughter, Marlie; brothers and sisters: Kenny Holcomb, of Pontiac; Connie (Ed) Koenig, of Wilmington; Danny (Ashley) Holcomb, of Woodlawn, TN and Christie (Steve) Russell, of Marseilles; numerous nieces and nephews, and her longtime love, Jeremy Missel, of Odell, as well as two dear friends: Lynette Rudolph, of Graymont and Karen Coyne, of Pontiac.
Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Delbert; daughter, Marci Ann Rios and three brothers: Jimmy Holcomb, Steve Holcomb and Delbert Holcomb.
The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m. at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, 903 W. Custer Avenue in Pontiac. Reverend Dr. Roy Backus will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Pontiac.
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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes.