Catherine E. Custer

October 16, 1950 - May 25, 2018

10/16/1950 - 05/25/2018

Past Services

Tuesday May 29, 2018
10:00 am
Cathedral of St. Joseph
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

CUSTER, Catherine E., 67, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Wheeling Hospital.

She was born October 16, 1950, in Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Patrick Gilligan and Evelyn Eugenia Gilligan Prather. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Custer Sr., and one sister, Emma Bertram.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph Wayne Custer II, and George Patrick (Brandi) Custer; one daughter, Victoria Marie (Joseph) Long; one sister, Carol (Mike) Hastings; one brother, John “Jody” (Beth) Prather; five grandchildren, Michael, Ryan, Seth, Hannah, and Alyson; one great grandson, Asa; and several Nieces and nephews.

At Catherine’s request, there will be no visitation.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 10 am at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with Rev. Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk as celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, 140 16th St, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003 or through  (Click Here)

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Bonnie L. Custer
5 years ago

My condolences to Vicky, George and Joey. I am so sorry I could not attend the services. My love to all of you.

Kathy Nardone
5 years ago

So sorry to hear of her passing. I knew Cathy since I was a young girl. My sister and Cathy graduated together. I grew up with her sister so I knew the whole family. My prayers are with each and every one in her family. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

Mich E
5 years ago

My condolences, dear family. Many happy memories of Catherine be with you. And may these promises from Jehovah God help you to endure. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

Michael Gast
5 years ago

Such a dear cousin and friend. Cath, your beautiful singing voice will be heard again now by all who have gone before you. Love you, dear girl, always have, always will.

Debbie Burnsworth
5 years ago

So happy to have known her. we had a lot of good times singin in the minstrel shows . RIP, you will be sadly missed