Catherine D. Lynn

May 27, 1928 ‒ April 12, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Catherine D. Lynn, age 88 of Marion, formerly of Adelaide, PA died peacefully on April 12, 2017.

Catherine was born on May 27, 1928, the youngest of 8 children to the late John and Helen (Doleshak) Durkat of Adelaide PA.

Devoted wife for 35 years to the late John J. Lynn, and mother to Catherine (Michael) McElwain of Marion, William (Teresa) Lynn of Laura, OH, John Edward Lynn of Marion, Therese (Robert) Porter of Chagrin Falls and Richard (Judy) Lynn of Marion. Devoted grandmother to Kisha and Ben Lynn, Aaron and Ian McElwain, Ericka and Andrew Lynn, Sarah and Luke Porter. Great grandmother to Thalia and Juan Contreras, Charlotte McElwain, Kenzi, Christian, Leland and Margoth McElwain. Brother-in-law James Logsdon and numerous nieces and nephews.

Catherine is preceded in death by her siblings: Helen Nicholson, Mary Durkat, John Durkat, Anna Krzysiak, Charles Durkat, Esther Logsdon, and Peg Dykun.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St. Marion,  from 5PM-7PM;  Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at  10AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 N. Main St. Marion, with Father Ryan Schmidt officiating; Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Mary School.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Lynn family and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • To my dear cousins of the Lynn Family.

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Tillie. She was such a dear aunt and we loved her dearly. We enjoyed her visits when she was able to make it to Connellsville. My granddaughter, Abbigail was especially fond of her as she always wanted to stay when she knew Aunt Tillie would be here.

    At the present time Frank and I both have a touch of he flu but if we are better by the 21 st. we will try to make it to Ohio.

    You have my deepest sympathy and i’m sure she will be missed by all of you and fondly remembered by all her friends and neighbors.

  • To all my cousins, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother that leaves a hole in your hearts and takes much time to heal. It is comforting to know she passed peacefully and is no longer in pain. Just the few moments I got to spend with her a few years ago, I knew immediately what a special woman she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

  • Didn’t know you were your moms namesake, Kate. Hoping good memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Hugs to all of you,

  • I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. One never gets over the death of your parents. Knowing that she is with God and not in pain, I hope will help. God bless you and your love ones. Sincerely, Mary Kay Amann, Francis

  • May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get through the days ahead. My deepest sympathy for your loss, Kate

  • So sorry, cherish the memories of your mothers love.prayers for your family.God Bless.

  • I did not know Catherine personally, but new a lot about her from her very dear friend Mary. Through the years I would listen to the stories of their adventures together. Mary I know will miss her very much and I will miss hearing the stories. Catherine not knowing it entered my life and the times were always positive. Catherine was a good friend. She entered many hearts without knowing it. Gods work for sure. My condolences to your family. I know she will be missed Rest in Peace Catherine.

  • Bill, Teresa, Erika, and Andrew – we’re sorry for your loss, and our thoughts are with you.

  • So sorry to hear of Aunt Tillie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We wanted to be there for the funeral, but Ken is having a lot of pain in his shoulder and thought it best not to travel at this time. We stopped to visit her a few years ago, and enjoyed seeing her again so much.