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Katherine A. Damm


Katherine “Kathy” A. Damm, 83, of Chester, formerly from Carlinville, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2023, at her residence in Chester.

Kathy was born June 18, 1939, in Alma, NE, the daughter of Maurice and Betty Jo (Davis) Woodard Meyer.

She married David Damm on June 6, 1959, in Carrollton.

Kathy started out as a beautician  with a shop on the Interurban street.  She later moved her business into her home where she worked for over 45 years doing hair. Kathy then moved on to becoming a dietitian for Heritage Manor in Carlinville, where she worked for the next 18 years, retiring in 2018.

She loved crafting, painting, camping, bowling, and traveling.

Kathy is survived by her husband, David Leo Damm of Chester; daughters, Brenda Lee (Theresa Gross) Damm of Chester, Shanda (Wayne) Weller of Palmyra; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Wilma Hudnell of Twin Falls, IN, Latisha Larsen of Maroa, Linda (Rick) Bielski of Maroa; brothers, Royal “Tommy” (Nancy) Woodard of Walnut Hill, Loyd “Eddie” (Madolyne) Meyer of Borden, IN.

Kathy was preceded in death by her son, Ricky Lynn Damm; daughter, Deborah Jean Eggemeyer; infant daughter, Catherine Christine Damm; sisters, Wanda Moore,  Barbara Gillenwater and grandson Richard David Blake Bland.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 10 a.m. to noon at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Funeral Services were conducted at noon on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial followed in Hickory Grove Cemetery, located in Wrights.

Memorials may be made to Chester Hospital in Chester.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.