Cathy Lee (Clark) Thoman, 64 of Indianapolis passed away peacefully in her Earthly home on September 10, 2023, at 9:24pm after a valiant and courageous battle with breast cancer. Cathy was born on July 21, 1959, in Vincennes, Indiana. She was a graduate of Howe High School, received her cosmetology license from Hair Fashions by Kaye, she had an associate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, and was an Ordained Christian Minister through the Christian National Church. Cathy was the Business Administrator at Old Bethel United Methodist Church. During her years at Old Bethel, Cathy was a trusted friend and advisor to many. She was instrumental in helping with the preschool, praise band, fish fry, finance committee, food pantry, served at Shared Tables, Stephen Ministry, United Methodist Women’s Group, along with several other groups. Cathy loved life. In her early years, she and her husband Steve served as youth leaders at the church. Cathy and her family attended church at Old Bethel and Church 52. Cathy actively supported Steve and their family in mission work in Reynosa, Mexico. She was the P.T.A. President at Lowell Elementary School in the early 90’s. Cathy was a band, choir, auto racing, hockey, and color guard parent. In addition, she was a Girl Scout leader for Troop #20. Cathy was the Teddy Bear picnic coordinator for the Warren Arts and Education Foundation for several years and participated in Tree Fest. Cathy was the Howe Block Party coordinator and an active leader within the school reunion committee. She loved her Illinois farm family and her time at her grandma and granddad Tiffany’s. Cathy loved having picnics in the grass, playing volleyball, and visiting with family members and friends. She loved her home away from home in Hanover Beach where she served as a board member for several years. She coordinated multiple community events and enjoyed boating, golf cart parades, Fourth of July, day trips on the river, bonfires, and Halloween parties. She was highly involved in her children and grandchildren’s lives. One of her greatest joys was being “Nana” to her grandchildren. Cathy attended as many events for her grandchildren as possible. She was a wonderful cook, loved the holidays, enjoyed coloring Easter eggs, cookie baking, pizza roll making, sweet tea drinking, Christmas tree decorating and more. Cathy was an avid sports fan and loved going to games. She always had a welcoming and cheerful disposition toward anyone she met. All were welcomed into her home. Neighbors could rely on her, and children trusted her. There are many that would say that she was a second Mom to them. She had an infectious laugh and a sweet smile. She will forever be missed.
Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Norman Clark; her sister, Cindy McKenzie; her brother, Jim Clark; brother-in-law, Keith Thoman. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Steve Thoman; daughter, Tiffany (Joshua) Tuttle; daughter, Angee Pierce; daughter, Michelle (Adrian) Stoica; son, Scott (Jessica) Thoman; grandchildren: Taylor Thoman, Caleb Tuttle, Timothy Wych, Emma Preston, Nina Ellis, Eleanor Ellis, Jude Pierce, Milly Stoica, Marcus Stoica, Lillian Thoman, River Thoman and Trevor Pierce; her mother, Marilyn Clark; brother, Stan (Lisa) Clark; sister-in-law, Cheryl Nelson; sister-in-law Chris (Paul) Gourley; along with many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews.
Services for Cathy are as follows:
Visitation on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 7995 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.
Visitation on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 7995 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.
Funeral Service on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, 7995 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.
Memorial donations in Cathy's memory may be made to:
Faith Ministry, PO Box 756, McAllen, TX 78505
PO BOX 756, McAllen TX 78505