Catherine Sue Sedlock, of Samaria, Mi., passed September 07, 2020 surrounded by her family. Our lives were blessed with her unselfish love and kindness.
She was preceded in death by her daughters, Billie Jo Sedlock, and Rhonda Sue Sedlock, her parents, Betty and Gerald Smith, brother, Elliott Smith.
She leaves behind, her loving husband of 53 years, Ronald A Sedlock; her daughter, Darlene (Douglas) McClure and their family; son, Ronald Jr. (Michelle) Sedlock and their family; sisters, Pat (Red) Coleman, Karen (Russ) Wassil, Linda (Dan) Showalter, brothers, Gerry (Sue) Smith, Alvin (Sharon) Smith, and an abundance of family, friends, neighbors, and foster children whose lives she has touched.
Catherine found fulfillment and purpose being a foster mother for both Lucas & Monroe County, having had 197 foster kids throughout her life. She is and will always be in our hearts, and may we learn to let others in and extend her unselfish sacrifice to inspire us to not only love our family, but to extend love to those who need it most.
A Celebration of Life Service to be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 9144 Lewis Ave, Temperance Michigan, on September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am, with luncheon to follow.
Our family would like to thank family, friends, and neighbors for all their love, support, and prayers, and especially to the staff at St Luke’s Hospital and Perrysburg Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
A mothers love is unconditional and grows stronger over a lifetime, but a foster mother’s love is spread to not only to her children, but to children whose knew not what love was but forever changed by that unselfish love, and the impact that love will have during their lifetime.
As I grow older, I have a deeper understanding of all the sacrifices you made so that I could become the person and mother I am today. Words will never truly express how grateful I am of your selfless love. Thank you for being my mom and now my guardian angel.
“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” Robert A Heinlein