Mabel “Cathy” Harter

February 22, 1952 ‒ January 06, 2018

Ostrander, Ohio

Mabel “Cathy” Catherine (Casey) Harter (65) passed away peacefully early Saturday morning at her home in Ostrander, Ohio after her battle with cancer.

Cathy was born on February 22, 1952 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio to James and Sara (Thornton) Casey. She was a graduate of Bishop Hartley High School. In her life, she had many jobs including GTE Telephone Company and Sunray until retiring from Airmark at Ohio Wesleyan University. On July 20th 1991, she married Randal Harter and the two spent 27 years together. Her love for animals, the outdoors and gardening was obvious. She always enjoyed planting flowers, and she could never have enough lily’s. Cathy adored spending time with the grandchildren, whether they were giving her the latest hairstyle or drawing pictures which ended up displayed all over her house.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Randal Harter; brothers Patrick Casey and Christopher Casey; her three children Mary Herring, Diane (Kyle) Powell, Jim Browne (Stacey Dickson), and step-son John Harter; 10 grandchildren Michael (Kristen) Browne, Shelby Middleton, Makala Middleton, Jylian Herring, Tori Warnock, Tara Warnock, Dakota Delong, Ambria Herring, Trisha Middleton, and Gavric Herring; 4 great-grandchildren Lin, Autumn, Tyler, and Parker; as well as many other relatives, close friends and her canine companion, Nicky.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Sara (Thornton) Casey.

Family and friends may gather Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to celebrate Cathy’s life.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is honored to serve Cathy’s Family.

  • Thinking of your family at this time, my sincere heartfelt condolences to all of you. Cathy was such a wonderful person, she will surely be missed. She was a unique individual, and a loving, generous Mother to many more kids than just her own. She was so funny. I enjoy remembering the funny things she would say and do. It did give me a laugh, and I bet she hates it that her obit has the name Mable, haha! Now the secret is out, Mable Black Label, lol! Love you.
    All my love,
    Jennifer Noren

  • My condolences to all the family. I never had the chance to meet her but heard lots of good and funny times she spent with her family. She seemed like a very loving and caring person.
    Thinking of all the family.

    Rachael Spudowski

  • The world could learn something from this beautiful, loving soul, whose life was cut way to short. Dakota & I will miss her terribly. She was always positive & liked to laugh, I’ll never forget her & what she’s done for Dakota. She has taught us so much about real love. Rest in peace now sweet, dear lady, we love you. Dakota & Nancy

  • My most sincere sympathy for your loss. We were neighbors when you all lived on Marvin Lane, Delaware, OH. Healing prayers coming your way to help heal your aching hearts.

  • Diane and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember growing up in Georgetown and your mom always welcoming the many kids running around at your house. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and Maryann and Jimmy.